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Recreational Drug Use - The Hidden Costs

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As Christmas approaches and we begin to let our hair down a little and enjoy the festivities, some people are enticed into the world of so-called 'recreational drugs'. There are a great many substances that might properly be categorised as...

Extradition - An Introduction

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Extradition is the formal process where one country asks another to return a person to stand trial or to serve a sentence. Under multilateral conventions and bilateral extradition treaties, the UK has extradition relations with over 100 territories around...

Follow The Money

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'Follow the money' is a rather clichéd line from the film 'All The President's Men' which charted the scandal that engulfed President Nixon in the 1970s. But even today, the money trail is very much the first line of investigation...

Domestic Violence Protection Notices and Orders

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Domestic Violence Protection Notices (DVPNs) are commonly issued by police when attending incidents of alleged domestic violence. Invariably, whatever the rights and wrongs of a situation, and frequently it is quite impossible for this to be correctly...

Monitoring employees and their telephone calls, emails and other messages

Louise Taft
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A recent decision of the European Court of Human Rights has dealt with to what extent employers can legitimately monitor what their employees are doing and saying whilst at work. The case in question dealt with Yahoo Messenger, but its principles apply to...

Driving Disqualification - Get Your Licence Back

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In some instances, it is possible to apply to a court and ask that a driving ban is ended early. Therefore, if your circumstances have changed since being disqualified, it is worth discussing with one of our criminal law specialists whether or not you...

Gun Amnesty

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A two-week gun amnesty begins today across the UK. In this period people will have an opportunity to dispose of firearms and ammunition safely, with 'no questions asked'. Who are the police reaching out to? The amnesty is directed at two distinct...

How can employers protect themselves from sexual harassment claims?

Louise Taft
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Recent publicity has brought the thorny issue of workplace sexual harassment to the fore. Business owners and HR departments might be concerned that media attention and the #MeToo campaign will lead to more sexual harassment complaints. Is there anything...

What can I do if I am experiencing sexual harassment at work?

Louise Taft
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Despite some sources suggesting that attitudes about what constitutes harassment are changing, workplace sexual harassment has in fact been unlawful for many years. But as the #MeToo campaign showed, many women have experienced harassment at work without...

Time to Test the Brakes

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In December 2016 two men were convicted of manslaughter following an avoidable brake failure that resulted in the deaths of four people, including a young girl. Neither of the men drove the vehicle, but they were ultimately responsible, as the haulage...

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