Racially Aggravated Offences

Racially aggravated offences In recent years legislation has been enacted to ensure that crimes demonstrating a hostility towards certain groups of people are treated more seriously than before. If an offence is said to be racially aggravated, then you should expect a...

Manslaughter – New Sentencing Guideline

Manslaughter – New Sentencing Guideline The Sentencing Council, responsible for setting sentencing guidelines in England and Wales, has recently issued a new guideline in relation to manslaughter offences. Which offences are covered? The guideline covers: •...
Domestic Abuse Sentencing Guidelines Updated

Domestic Abuse Sentencing Guidelines Updated

New domestic abuse sentencing guidelines first published on the 22nd February 2018 are due to come into force next month. The guidelines will give the courts up to date guidance emphasising the seriousness of this type of offending. The guidelines identify the...
Domestic Abuse – Sentencing Guideline

Domestic Abuse – Sentencing Guideline

New ‘Domestic Abuse’ Sentencing Guidelines   A new domestic abuse sentencing guideline has been published today (22 February), giving courts up to date guidance that emphasises the seriousness of this offending.   What is domestic abuse? There is no...
Time to Test the Brakes

Time to Test the Brakes

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 boss and...