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Prosecutions of sex offences have fallen by a third in a year to a record low amid rows over evidence disclosure,  Ministry of Justice (MoJ) figures reveal.  
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Releasing suspects under investigation is having 'terrible consequences'
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 10:32

NFA in sexual assault case

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Defence representations successfully lead to a No Further Action decision in relation to a serious sexual assault allegation. 
Tuesday, 14 May 2019 12:01

Not Guilty!

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Thank you to Sarah Jones QC, of Pump Court Chambers, London, instructed to defend our client in respect of a serious allegation before Portsmouth Crown Court. As always, never takes no for an answer in terms of disclosure and gave a commanding presentation in court resulting in a not guilty verdict!
Tuesday, 14 May 2019 10:58

Police lose control

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An anonymous police officer from London explained in The Guardian ‘why we’ve lost control of the streets’.
Thursday, 09 May 2019 12:56

Dismissal of Charge

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Thank you to Jennifer  Knight of 2 Harcourt Buildings, London,  instructed on behalf of our client for securing the dismissal of a charge of Perverting the Course of Justice further to a half time submission on the basis that the evidence was not sufficient at Lewes Crown Court. 
Wednesday, 01 May 2019 15:12

Challenging Identification Evidence

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So important to challenge and push for disclosure of unused material. Thank you to Counsel Robert Bryan of Drystone Chambers who was instructed to defend in a serious offence at Portsmouth Crown Court for successfully challenging the Identification evidence in accordance with R -v- Turnbull leading to dismissal of a case on the basis the identification procedure was not correctly followed.
Wednesday, 01 May 2019 14:02

Forensic science under pressure

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Crimes will go unsolved and more miscarriages of justice will occur unless the government acknowledges and addresses multiple forensic science failings, a devastating report by a House of Lords committee warns today.  
Monday, 29 April 2019 10:17

Plans to introduce "consent forms"

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A firm dedicated to protecting women's rights is preparing to challenge a policy being introduced to authorise police access to digital devices in criminal cases which it says could treat rape victims like suspects.
Thursday, 25 April 2019 11:44

Defending the most vulnerable

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Defending the most vulnerable  
Thursday, 25 April 2019 11:39

Police cuts

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Cuts prevent us investigating 60% of crimes says Greater Manchester police chief 
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Help! I have been arrested for drink driving. What happens?
Friday, 12 April 2019 13:50

Upskirting is now a criminal offence

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Upskirting has become a specific criminal offence in England and Wales, punishable by up to two years’ imprisonment.  
Wednesday, 10 April 2019 13:31

Easter Holidays

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If you require a Solicitor or legal advice in relation to a criminal matter over the Easter Holidays, Wessex Solicitors are available 24 hours a day. Just call our 24 hour helpline 08080333363 and we will be happy to assist.
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