Practice Notes: Crime

The usual suspects?

Melissa Colloff, Kimberley Wade, and Deryn Strange consider the implications of a study on how eyewitnesses’ decision making is affected when suspects in a

12 Oct 2016

Rearranging deckchairs on HMS Prosecution

Why is the CPS recruiting corporate lawyers who couldn’t find a post after qualification rather than drawing from an experienced pool of defence lawyers, a

11 Oct 2016

Rearranging deckchairs on HMS Prosecution

Why is the Crown Prosecution Service recruiting corporate lawyers who couldn’t find a post after qualification rather than drawing from an experienced pool

06 Oct 2016

Truss to launch white paper on prison reforms

Protection of prison officers paramount for Lord Chancellor who looks to build on Michael Gove’

05 Oct 2016

The value of self-reporting

SFO v XYZ demonstrates that the approval of a deferred prosecution agreement is not merely a rubber-stamping exercise, explain John Bramhall and Jonatha

04 Oct 2016

Defence solicitors concerned by 28-day bail limit

New restriction ‘so short’ police will be reluctant to grant bail at all, predicts Hodge Jones & Alle

29 Sep 2016

Fact or fantasy?

The case of David Bryant highlights the dangers of uncorroborated victim testimony in historic sex offences, write Rupert Butler and Rachae

29 Sep 2016

A year in the life

Felicity Gerry QC reflects on the trials and tribulations of the past year, including arguing before the Supreme Court for the reversal of the law on join

29 Sep 2016

The public and profession deserve better

From irrational fee arrangements to ill-thought-out consultations on legal services, practitioners may well despair for the future of the criminal justice

29 Sep 2016

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