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Monday, 30 March 2020 10:39

We are here

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By way of update we are still available for advice and assistance
Friday, 27 March 2020 11:10

Emergency legislation

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The government has passed all stages of its 329-page emergency bill through the House of Commons. Health Secretary Matt Hancock told MPs the emergency legislation will allow "extraordinary measures" never seen in peace time in the UK. The bill has cleared the House of Lords, and will become law shortly.
Thursday, 26 March 2020 12:32

"persuade, cajole, negotiate and advise"

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Police officers are to "persuade, cajole, negotiate and advise" the public to follow the UK's coronavirus lockdown restrictions, with police leaders saying they did not want to be forced to take more draconian measures.  
Thursday, 26 March 2020 10:24

Stay in touch

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Whilst we may not be opening the office for face to face appointments we are continuing to contact clients via phone to take instructions and prepare cases. 
Wednesday, 25 March 2020 09:54

No Jury trials

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The lord chief justice this morning announced that new trials will be halted in the Crown court until specific arrangements have been made to ensure buildings are safe.
Tuesday, 24 March 2020 09:26

How we continue.........

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Dear all These are very strange times. We are still here for our clients and colleagues, just in slightly different ways......
Saturday, 21 March 2020 10:14

Thank you

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With everything going on in the world at the moment it is even more appreciated when people take the time to say thank you........
Wednesday, 18 March 2020 10:29

Attend court at usual

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People should come to court as usual unless they or a member of their party has or potentially has the coronavirus, HM Courts & Tribunals said today. Publishing updated rolling guidance, HMCTS said that during the coronavirus outbreak 'the business of our courts and tribunals continues'. However, should a member of a party have the virus, they should contact the court or tribunal where the hearing was due to take place.
Tuesday, 17 March 2020 13:17

Important Notice – Covid 19

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Dear clients and colleagues - Further to the recent changes in guidance we wish to confirm that we will continue to practice as usual in terms of our representation at court and at the police station.  
Monday, 16 March 2020 10:49

Emergency plan for prisons

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  The government is drawing up emergency plans to avoid disruption in England's prisons, with unions saying prison officers face "unprecedented" challenges. Prison staff will be offered bonuses to cover shortages - and staff could be redeployed to cover front-line services.
Thursday, 12 March 2020 13:33

Not a cover up.....

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A hard drive belonging to a sex offender couldn't be used as evidence against him because it was kept in a police chief's safe for 14 years. The storage device containing indecent images of children which belonged to ex-Lord Mayor of Leeds Neil Taggart. But the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner's (PCC) office did not disclose its existence until after Taggart admitted child sex offences.
Wednesday, 11 March 2020 17:10

Domestic abuse

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Domestic abusers should face jail if they breach bail curbs on contacting ex-partner, says victims' commissioner.  
Monday, 09 March 2020 10:03

No early release for Coronavirus

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Ministers have rejected plans by civil servants to release prisoners early to free up staff to deal with coronavirus.
Friday, 06 March 2020 12:26

88% failure in facial recognition

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If you're wondering how Brit cops' live suspect-hunting facial-recog is going, it's cruising at 88% false positives  The Register reports.  The latest figures from the Met Police's deployment of facial-recognition cameras in the heart of London show the technology is pretty inaccurate.
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