Friday, November 30, 2018

GDPR six months on

This week marks the six-month anniversary since the General Data Protection Regulations took effect. Quentin takes a look back over this time to see whats changed.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Planning Enforcement notices - Limits lawful use and planning permission

Quentin explains the complex and often confusing interrelationship of planning enforcement law and criminal law and how it can impact upon any criminal prosecution by Local Planning Authorities (LPAs).

Monday, October 08, 2018

s172 Planning enforcement notices

What do you do if I have been served with a planning enforcement notice? What are the consequences of non compliance with a planning enforcement notice? Quentin reveals all.

Monday, July 02, 2018

Perverting the course of justice

Defendants who are otherwise law abiding people get caught out telling stupid lies to the Police and Courts without realising the dire consequences of getting caught.

Monday, June 11, 2018

New Test of Dishonesty

In the New Test of Dishonesty the defendant can no longer use his own standards or what he understands the standards of society to be as a defence.

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Are you GDPR ready? Take the quiz

GDPR comes into effect on 25 May 2018. Test your understanding of your GDPR and Data Protection responsibilities

Monday, February 26, 2018

Dramatic rise in recorded rape cases explained

As the black cab rapist John Worboys case continues to navigate the legal system, Quentin takes a look at the way in which significant changes in police and Crown Prosecution Service guidance have had a dramatic impact on the number of recorded cases.

Thursday, August 04, 2016

When do the lifestyle provisions apply in confiscation cases?

The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 has been increasingly used to penalise defendants in all manner of cases in which many people would be surprised to find that POCA orders can be made

Thursday, June 30, 2016

A guide to the law on Rape

This article examines the elements of the offence of Rape, possible rape defences and the current state of the law; it cannot hope to be definitive but should serve as a good layman’s guide to the law.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Sexual Assault

This article will consider the legal definition of sexual assault, what must be proven for there to be a conviction, and what you should do if you have been accused of sexual assault.