Police Officer Alleged To Have Used Excessive Force Investigated For Other Matters

28th May 2020

Footage was widely shared on social media showing a Police Officer appearing to strike and kick a 15 year old boy on 21 April 2020. The Officer is being investigated for using excessive force. West Midland Police Force has stated the boy was seen acting suspiciously and was told he would be searched under the […]

EasyJet Cyber Attack affects 9 million customers data

20th May 2020

EasyJet has confirmed that a cyber-attack has affected approximately nine million of its customers. EasyJet confirmed on 19 May 2020 that email addresses and travel details had been stolen and that 2,208 customers had their credit card details “accessed”. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has been informed. EasyJet first became aware of the attack in […]

York City Council banned loved ones attending funerals

4th May 2020

The ongoing Coronavirus pandemic will be affecting everyone in some way as we have seen dramatic changes to our way of life. However, those who may be most affected are the bereaved as social distancing guidance inevitably impacts on how we say goodbye to our loved ones. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 […]

Being sectioned under the Mental Health Act during coronavirus pandemic

22nd April 2020

Ben Hoare Bell LLP Partner Andrea Sellers explains the process of being sectioned under the Mental Health Act and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.   What does it mean if you are “sectioned”? When people are “sectioned”, this means that they are detained under the Mental Health Act 1983.  Being “sectioned” usually refers to […]