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Firearms Offences

Laura Collier
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Co-authored by Abimbola Johnson . An overview of the new sentencing guidelines. There are new sentencing guidelines for firearms offences, which apply to all defendants sentenced from 1 st January 2021 onwards, irrespective of the date of the offence. In...

Fraud, Asset Tracing and Recovery

Colin Wells
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An examination of Confiscation proceedings and civil recovery,  proportionality and abuse of process. Those accused of fraud by state agencies, private bodies and individuals, continue to face asset recovery measures and draconian legal...

COVID Bang Up: The Staunch Duty of the Defence Lawyer

Emma Stuart-Smith
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Co-authored by Jeremy Dein QC The nation is finally moving on from lockdown three, and with the government’s road map, we are promised a way out of the Covid restrictions we’ve learnt to live with for so long.  However, for those in...

The Need to Sum Up the Evidence in 'Short and Simple' Cases (R v Ravinskiy)

Nick Murphy
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The Court of Appeal has reminded judges that in ‘short and simple cases’ they should still provide the jury with a summary of the evidence. In Ravinskiy [2021] EWCA Crim 191, the Court of Appeal has (once again) had to remind judges that,...