Practice Notes: Crime

Unduly lenient sentence scheme extended

More victims will be able to challenge prison sentences following an extension of the unduly lenient sentence scheme, announced by the Ministry of Justic

17 Sep 2019

Sentencing of mothers causing children ‘irreparable harm’, report claims

The welfare of dependent children should be at the forefront of a judge’s mind when sending mothers to prison, according to a new parliamentary commi

11 Sep 2019

To botox or not to botox?

Botched cosmetic surgery could lead to criminal convictions for the practitioner not to mention compensatio

05 Sep 2019

Criminal justice system at 'breaking point'

The criminal justice system is on the brink of collapse after a decade of underfunding and needs urgent intervention, a Law Society report has concluded.

18 Jun 2019

Solicitor suspended for backdating documents

The former associate ordered secretaries to fabricate documents

01 Jun 2019

The fallout from Friday afternoon fraud

Successful frauds invariably involve a solicitor meaning that a breach of trust claim will succeed, even in the absence of systemic failings in the firm, s

01 Jun 2019

Lie detection tests for convicted domestic abuse offenders is a costly distraction

Matthew Hardcastle questions the inclusion of polygraph testing in the government’s recent draft domestic abus

15 Feb 2019


Richard Easton considers the Lammy Review’s proposals to reform the criminal records regime and prevent further discrimination against BAME and juvenil

25 Sep 2017

The consequences of failing to prevent tax evasion by corporates

Christopher Gribbin and Holly Buick discuss the new offences created by the Criminal Finances Act, a report into widespread issues with disclosure, and the

22 Sep 2017

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