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Our criminal defence and appeals team regularly write about related legal topics and breaking news, we welcome your comments on our posts. If you would like more information on our services, please don't hesitate to get in touch on 0175 321 6399.

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What are Domestic Violence Protection Notices and Domestic Violence Protection Orders?

Martin Pizzey
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Since 2014 the police and courts have been given powers to fill what is described as a “gap” in providing protection to victims of domestic violence. Following an incident of domestic violence where there may be insufficient evidence to...

The importance of securing the right representation

Duncan Phillips
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Over the last decade there have been increasing concerns about the withdrawal of funding from more and more areas of law. In these areas of law it had previously been understood that people would need assistance in order to secure access to justice. One...

Should a person seek legal advice when they being interviewed under caution by someone other than the police?

Colin Rawson
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There are many situations when an individual will be interviewed under caution. The most common example of this will be at the police station when a suspect will be questioned over a criminal offence. It is vitally important that legal...

3D printed guns - what is the position in the UK?

Correna Platt
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Since 2013 there has been a legal battle in the USA between a Texas man Cody Wilson and the US government. In 2015 Wilson was forced to remove the blue prints he had put on the web for a 3D printed gun he called the Liberator. The Trump administration...

Disclosure or the lack of it in criminal proceedings

Correna Platt
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In the last six months the press have reported on a number of cases that have collapsed due to the failure of the police to provide full disclosure to the defence. These cases have highlighted the failings in the disclosure process and resulted in a...