A Sticky Situation - The Psychoactive Substances Act 2016

07 February 2017

Throughout England and Wales, the control of drugs used to be covered solely by the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. In short, if the substance was listed it was prohibited; if not, then – prima facie – the substance was legal for sale and consumption,...
Posted by Charlene Sumnall at 19:56No Comments

'But I never agreed to that!'

05 February 2017

R v Denham [2017] 1 Cr. App. R. 7 I...
Posted by Robin Shellard at 21:21No Comments

An Apple a day keeps the tax man away?

08 September 2016

As Apple unveils their new iPhone 7, they continue to be in the press due to their tax affairs. The European Commission recently directed that Apple owes the Irish Republic €13bn in back taxes, plus interest accruing on the amount. The €13bn penalty...
Posted by Richard Padley at 11:46No Comments

Acid Attacks: Lessons to learn from the Indian subcontinent

30 August 2016

For many years, acid attacks have been a common occurrence in parts of the Indian sub-continent. There are around 300 attacks a year.[1] Many are perpetrated by males on former partners. The physical injuries are usually devastating and life-changing. ...
Posted by Joshua Normanton at 16:09No Comments

Post-Brexit hate crime: causation, correlation and charging decisions

01 August 2016

In the wake of the EU referendum, there has been a sharp spike in reports of hate crime.[1] True Vision, an online portal run by the National Police Chiefs Council to document such reports, commonly receives 63 complaints per week. Post-Brexit, this number...
Posted by Kate Parker at 16:29No Comments

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