Practice Notes: Crime

Court of Appeal increase unduly lenient sentence for kidnap of Angel Lynn

The sentence was referred for review after members of the public raised concerns

23 Mar 2022

Online Safety Bill: senior managers to be criminally liable for offences within two months of Bill becoming law

The government has announced a raft of changes to the previously published draft Bill

17 Mar 2022

Cash injection to boost pay for criminal legal aid lawyers

'It remains to be seen whether the investment will be enough to halt the exodus from criminal defence work' – Law Society president

16 Mar 2022

The rising threat of fraud

Sharon Sergeant considers the rise in fraud, scams, financial grooming and exploitation

14 Mar 2022

Defence duty: legal A&E? Q&A with Raheema Jamal

Q&A with Raheema Jamal, consultant criminal defence solicitor with London firm, Wainwright & Cummins LLP

11 Mar 2022

Pre-recorded cross-examination in the fast lane

Jonathan Doak, John Jackson and Debbie Cooper review provision of special measures for vulnerable witnesses under cross-examination

03 Mar 2022

DWF successfully defends former CEO of Redcentric Plc accused of misleading the stock market

The former CEO was completely exonerated by a jury after a 14-week trial

15 Feb 2022

The power of proactivity in criminal defence

Matthew Claughton looks at the benefits of pre-charge engagement in criminal cases

31 Jan 2022

Best evidence guide

The MoJ's guidance covers interviewing victims and witnesses and use of special measures

31 Jan 2022

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