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Friday, 22 May 2020 10:44

Reduction in prisoner numbers

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Crimeline has reported a reduction in prisoner numbers. 
Monday, 18 May 2020 13:19

Up to date contact details

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The Court are increasingly listing and adjourning cases at short notice. 
Saturday, 02 May 2020 09:48

COVID is a factor at sentencing

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The Lord Chief Justice has stated that the current COVID19 situation can properly be taken into account when deciding whether to suspend a sentence. 
Wednesday, 22 April 2020 10:50

Prisoners at risk

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Inaction by government on Covid-19 in UK prisons is putting not just prisoners’ lives at risk but also prison staff, and the general public,” says Richard Garside, director of the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, which has just launched a Europe-wide project to collate and compare the measures taken by different governments and prison systems.
Monday, 20 April 2020 10:02

Early release scheme suspended

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A government scheme to release prisoners early to help jails deal with coronavirus has been suspended after six offenders were freed by mistake. The inmates were mistakenly let out of two open prisons in Gloucestershire and Derbyshire, and a young offenders institution in south-east London.
Saturday, 18 April 2020 16:04

Stay in touch

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It is more important than ever that we have clients up to date contact information. 
Wednesday, 15 April 2020 14:04

Review of prosecutions

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Prosecutors have been told to think carefully about the pressures that Covid-19 is placing on the criminal justice system when they make charging decisions. Fresh guidance published by the Crown Prosecution Service yesterday states that serious cases should be prioritised to manage the impact of the pandemic and all options should be explored for less serious offences. Max Hill QC, director of public prosecutions, said the public should be confident that justice will be done ‘but we cannot ignore the unprecedented challenge facing the criminal justice system’.
Wednesday, 08 April 2020 11:18

Fall in violent crime

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Violent crime has fallen by up to 40 per cent in parts of Britain as a result of restrictions on people’s movement in the coronavirus lockdown, according to the first official figures.
Tuesday, 07 April 2020 09:15

Prisoner release

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Crimeline are currently reporting that some prisoners will be released as a result of COVID19 to reduce prisoner numbers. 
Monday, 06 April 2020 09:28

Email addresses

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We hope you are all staying safe and well. We are aware that the postal service is under pressure. 
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. 
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