New Criminal Courts Charge

28th August 2015

The new Criminal Courts Charge has only been in force for a few months but already people are seeing the effects and campaigners are calling for an urgent review of the controversial new court fees. Click here to read the Chronicle’s report on this and see below for Ben Hoare Bell Partner Kate Meek’s comment. This […]

Cleveland Police Investigation Published

21st August 2015

Former Cleveland Police Officer Wayne Scott was jailed for 19 years in 2013 after he was convicted of multiple rapes and sexual assault. An investigation, supervised by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), has since been carried out by Cleveland Police to determine how it came to be that the behaviour of Wayne Scott went […]

CEDAW makes its 33rd General Recommendation

19th August 2015

The UK Government is a signatory of the United Nations Convention for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (also known as CEDAW).  There are many United Nations Conventions which the UK has signed up to. In doing so the UK agrees to stick to the rules or obligations that the  conventions impose. The original Convention […]

First person is convicted for ‘revenge porn’

7th August 2015

Earlier this year we published a blog about ‘revenge porn’ becoming a criminal offence. Now the first person to be convicted of an offence under the new legislation is awaiting sentence before Reading Magistrates’ Court. It is reported that the man pleaded guilty at Reading Magistrates’ Court on 16 May 2015 to posting, texting and emailing intimate […]

Applications Open for 2016 Training Contract

3rd August 2015

The application process for a Training Contract to commence in January 2016 has opened today. The Training Contract has been arranged with the Justice First Fellowship (part of the Legal Education Foundation) and will focus on the areas of social welfare law. This includes areas such as health and social care, mental health and housing. […]