Top 10 Criminal Law Headlines from UK
The new Disclosure and Barring Service has now become operational.
The broad scope and low threshold of the offence under section 5 of the Public Order Act 1986 makes it frequently prosecuted and familiar to practitioners.
The Home Office has announced that it intends to stop certain old and minor cautions and convictions from appearing on criminal record certificates.
The ramifications for those found to be in civil contempt (as presided over by the High Court), and, in particular, the courtís power to enforce such a finding against a contemnor who resides overseas, are more far reaching than many (civil) lawyers realise.
The right of a person to discuss certain matters with their lawyer, no matter how nefarious, without fear of their confidence being broken is one that has been recognised since the 16th Century.
On 25th October 2011, the Court of Appeal (Lord Chief Justice, Henriques J., Gloster J.) issued its judgment in R v Clinton (Jon-Jacques)  EWCA Crim 2.
A discussion on how the criminal law has tried to get to grips with social media.
It is a well established principle that a company has a separate legal personality from its members.
In Airmax Industries v. Banque de Montrťal1, the Quebec Superior Court held that the Bank, far from being protected from liability by its contract, had been grossly negligent.
There has been increasing concern about the cost and inconvenience caused by squatters when they occupy property.