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  • 20 Aug 2017 1:31 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    An Exeter-based Crown prosecutor who fraudulently claimed £5,500 in bogus expenses to help pay off his son's crippling university debt has been jailed for six months.

    http://www.devonlive.com/exeter-based-prosecutor-jailed-for-six-months-for-bogus-expense-claims-fraud/story-30479549-detail/story.html

  • 20 Aug 2017 1:31 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) is working with Microsoft to build a prototype for a fully virtual hearing, which will tested in October, it has emerged.

    http://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/court-service-test-virtual-hearing-prototype

  • 13 Aug 2017 10:21 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The cyber security industry has generally welcomed planned UK data protection legislation, but some say it is hypocritical in the light of the Investigatory Powers Act

    http://www.computerweekly.com/news/450424013/Security-industry-welcomes-planned-UK-Data-Protection-Bill

  • 13 Aug 2017 10:21 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Judges have started coming out against the controversial flexible operating hours (FOH) pilot, with one describing it as “the most retrograde step in terms of diversity in my memory”.

    http://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/judges-speak-flexible-court-hours-pilots

  • 13 Aug 2017 10:20 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The vice-president of the Court of Appeal’s criminal division has told a barrister who complained about a trial judge that she was over-sensitive and lacked an “understanding of the role of the judge in managing a jury trial”.




  • 13 Aug 2017 10:19 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Ulster Unionist Leader Robin Swann has welcomed the publication of the report into DARD fraud investigation and enforcement activities.

    http://www.farminglife.com/farming-news/swann-welcomes-publication-of-report-on-dard-fraud-report-1-8088363

  • 06 Aug 2017 11:40 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A fraud boss and his associate must give up cash and assets worth £355,000 after National Crime Agency (NCA) investigators exposed a multi-million pound fraud.

    http://www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/news/1162-fraudster-property-mogul-and-associate-told-to-give-up-355-000

  • 30 Jul 2017 5:55 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    It is time for judges to stop dusting off decades-old sentencing law, the Law Commission has said, outlining proposals to tidy up sentencing legislation which it said could save up to £255m over 10 years.

    https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/law/sentencing-code-will-save-255m-law-commission-predicts/5062232.article

  • 30 Jul 2017 5:54 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The European Investigation Order (EIO) scheme will come into force in the UK on 31 July 2017 by way of secondary legislation (SI No 730 of 2017 – The Criminal Justice (European Investigation Order) Regulations 2017)

    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2017/730/contents/made

  • 30 Jul 2017 5:53 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Three fraudsters have been sentenced for conspiracy to defraud after stealing more than £1.1 million of public money from the Home Office in an EU immigration funding fraud.

    http://news.cityoflondon.police.uk/r/871/trio_sentenced_for_defrauding_the_home_office_of_

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