Practice Notes: Crime

NatWest faces landmark FCA prosecution for ML breaches

The FCA is prosecuting NatWest for money laundering breaches, causing shockwaves across the financial community.

17 Mar 2021

Criminalising trespass

A new criminal offence of intentional residence on land without consent (trespassing) has been announced. Under the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bi

11 Mar 2021

2021 Budget does little to quench thirst of ‘legal aid deserts’

£450m provided to support justice system in England and Wales

04 Mar 2021

Video remand hearings reinstated by police

The police are to reinstate the use of VRM after government funding, the Law Society has confirmed

24 Feb 2021

Extension to standard legal aid crime contract announced

Criminal legal aid providers are being offered an 18- month extension to their contracts, but Law Society is cynical

18 Feb 2021

MoJ website move could cause problems for LIPs

Lawyers are puzzled over MoJ moves to close website and publish its content on gov.uk

18 Feb 2021

HMCTS staff strike is on the cards

HMCTS members at 12 court buildings balloted by union over safety concerns, and outbreak at Bradford is confirmed

16 Feb 2021

Witnesses and victims withdraw from criminal trials in record numbers

Significant increase in failed criminal trials as record numbers of witnesses and victims pull out

09 Feb 2021

Covid-19 and the criminal courts: Investment is the key

Nick Titchener, director and defence solicitor at Lawtons Law, explains what's needed to get the CJS back on its feet

08 Feb 2021

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