A vast number of cases are awaiting a criminal trial that will rely, to a greater or lesser extent, on the admissibility of communications made via the supposedly highly encrypted Encrochat service.
The Court of Appeal has now issued a ruling following preliminary rulings at Liverpool Crown Court. Whilst this ruling does not mean that guilty pleas are inevitable, for some defendants it will...Read More
Police forces must explain the disproportionate use of police powers such as stop and search and use of force on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people or risk losing the trust of the communities they serve, a report published on the 26th February has found.
The Police Service Inspectorate (HMICFRS) aid that despite having more data on the use of force and stop and search, police forces are...Read More
A recent Court of Appeal case has considered recent changes to the early release provisions. The changes came about on 1 April 2020, when The Release of Prisoners (Alteration of Relevant Proportion of Sentence) Order 2020 came into force.
This statutory instrument’s effect was to alter the early release provisions for some offenders receiving relatively determinate lengthy custodial...Read More