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COVID-19: Distinguishing crime

02.04.2020 | The National Police Chief Council (NPCC) has published guidance in conjunction with the CPS titled “Interim CPS Charging Protocol – Covid-19 Crisis Response". The document provides guidance on...


Fraud in the time of COVID-19

02.04.2020 | The last few weeks have seen a sharp rise in the number of reported cases of coronavirus related fraud. As of 20 March the UK’s national reporting centre...


More nails in the coffin for Russian Federation extradition requests?

01.04.2020 | On 9th December 2019 Chief Magistrate Emma Arbuthnot gave her judgment in the cases of Olga Egorova, Dmitry Smychkovsky, Ion Tsurcan and Fryodor Kindrachuk. The Russian Federation had...


COVID-19 - Criminal justice at the coalface

01.04.2020 | In the past two-weeks, the criminal courts have adapted beyond all recognition in an attempt to continue the administration of justice. The widespread adoption of remote working has...


COVID-19 - The legal basis for quarantine

31.03.2020 | On 5 March 2020 the death was announced of the first person in the United Kingdom to succumb to coronavirus. Just over four weeks later, the latest figures...


COVID-19 and the FCA - Scams, short selling and more

29.03.2020 | The COVID-19 pandemic has already had a significant impact on all aspects of the financial services industry, including on firms, customers, regulators, capital markets and their participants. The...


Policing Domestic Abuse in the age of Austerity and “Lockdown”

27.03.2020 | Sadly, the uncertain period of "lockdown" is likely to place a considerable strain on many relationships. The inability of family members to leave the house, the fear of unemployment...


COVID-19 - The legal basis for lockdown

26.03.2020 | Last week saw the first steps towards a national lockdown when on the night of Friday 20 March the Prime Minister “told” certain businesses to close. What powers...


How Universities should investigate a complaint under the disciplinary procedure

25.03.2020 | Once an allegation is made against a student (or member of academic staff), either by another student, a member of staff or someone outside the university, it is...


The Coronavirus Bill: Can justice be done by video link?

25.03.2020 | The outbreak of COVID-19 has forced businesses all over the world to adapt to a new way of working, practically overnight. The criminal courts are no different and...


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