The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018

21st February 2019

The┬áHomes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 (HFHHA) comes into force on 20 March 2019 and will amend the┬áLandlord and Tenant Act 1985. It will require all Landlords to ensure that the homes they let are fit for human habitation. The HFHHA introduces an obligation into tenancy agreements that the property is both fit for […]

Former Chief Constable of Cleveland Police Investigated

20th February 2019

On 17 January 2019 the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland made a referral to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) alleging Mike Veale, a former Chief Constable of Cleveland Police had behaved inappropriately and acted in a discriminatory manner. The IOPC oversee the Police complaint system in England and Wales. It is understood […]

Police Officers accused of having sex on duty

18th February 2019

A gross misconduct hearing has been listed in respect of allegations made concerning Police Officers alleged to have engaged in sexual activity whilst on duty. The Independent Office for Public Office (IOPC) investigated the claims that a Chief Inspector with Sussex Police met a woman he knew to be a former victim of domestic violence […]

Police Custody: Understanding your Rights

Being arrested is a scary experience however it is important to remember that whilst in police custody you do have a range of legal rights to protect you from misconduct by the police holding you. These rights are essential in keeping you safe whilst in custody and if you believe any of these rights have […]