Proposals to pre record cross examination of rape complainants

Hannah Wilson reports on the debate over the proposals to video record cross examination of complainant’s evidence. http://thejusticegap.com/2017/03/rape-victims-spared-ordeal-giving-evidence-court/ Related Services: Sexual Offences Solicitors

What’s The Damage?

Law on Criminal Damage Essentially, the crime is made out if you intentionally or recklessly damage property. Most commonly it is damage to cars and windows, very often as an act of revenge. The damage does not need to be permanent. There have been cases where graffiti, water-soluble paints on a pavement and squashing a … Continued

Partner Jim Skelsey runs The London Marathon

For a second year running , BSB Criminal Defence Partner Jim Skelsey will be running over 26 in record Temperatures raising funds for a local charity Last year Jim completed the Marathon in under four hours in aid of The Stroke Association. This year his chosen cause is the Woodcraft Folk,  the co-operative children and young people’s … Continued

Why Criminal Justice Matters ?

Partner Jonathan Black features on a panel discussion in relation to issues raised in The Secret Barrister’s Book – The Law and How it is Broken Footage of the event can be seen here  

Why Criminal Justice Matters

Partner Jonathan Black is to participate in a panel discussion at The Royal Society of Arts to discuss the Issues arising out of The Secret Barrister’s best selling book “Stories of the law and how it is broken” In an event chaired by broadcaster Joshua Rosenberg QC, The Secret Barrister will be on the panel … Continued

New Domestic Abuse Protections Announced

In a major announcement, the government has signalled a busy year ahead with legislative changes affecting the criminal law. New Domestic Abuse Protections Announced In a major announcement, the government has signalled a busy year ahead with legislative changes affecting the criminal law. Following on from the recent announcement about the sentencing of domestic abuse … Continued

New “Domestic Abuse” Sentencing Guidelines

A new domestic abuse sentencing guideline has been published today (22 February), giving courts up to date guidance that emphasises the seriousness of this offending. New ‘Domestic Abuse’ Sentencing Guidelines A new domestic abuse sentencing guideline has been published today (22 February), giving courts up to date guidance that emphasises the seriousness of this offending. … Continued

Police Roll Out Portable Identity Checking

The government this week announced that West Yorkshire Police has signed up to a new identity checking service. The new service, already being used in a select number of force areas, with a further 20 going live before the end of this year, will remove the need for suspects to be taken to a police … Continued

Disclosure’s ticking time bomb

Disclosure was a ticking bomb ready to explode. For years lawyers campaigning against legal aid cuts were advised by sympathetic reporters that they needed real examples about real people. Whilst we all had clients who could say that their fates would have been different ‘without legal aid’ only a handful were willing to relive their … Continued