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Archive for December, 2012

What Are The New Social Media Guidelines?

December 19th, 2012 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | 1 Comment
Today, 19th December 2012, the DPP released guidelines on how to deal with comments on social media. But what actually do the guidelines say? Introduction The introduction states that “The guidelines ...

Twitter Users Unlikely to Face Prosecution

December 19th, 2012 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | 1 Comment
The DPP (Director of Public Prosecutions) has, today, issued new guideline on how to deal with comments on social media. The new guidelines are intended to find the balance between freedom ...

Young Offenders Failed By Care System

December 18th, 2012 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
The Inspectorate of Probation has raised concerns over the treatment of children who have been put into care. It raised concerns over those that have in trouble with the ...

Nick Clegg Calls for Drug Reform

December 14th, 2012 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
Despite opposition from David Cameron on MP’s call for a drug reform Nick Clegg has backed the royal commission to consider decriminalising illegal drugs. Mr Clegg said “We can’t be ...

Coalition Must Re-Think Communications Data Bill

December 11th, 2012 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
Nick Clegg has said a “fundamental rethink” is needed over Government plans to give security services and police powers to monitor all e-mails, website visits and phone calls. The ...

MPs Urge Drug Policy Reform

December 10th, 2012 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | 1 Comment
MPs are urging the government to consider a system of drugs de-criminalisation that has been pioneered in Portugal as well as considering funding detailed studies of new systems in Washington ...

What is Sending Malicious Communications?

December 6th, 2012 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | 1 Comment
It has become more common to hear about people being charged under the Malicious Communications Act 1988. High profile cases such as Tom Daley has brought a lot of media ...

New Sex offence Sentencing Guidelines Proposed

December 6th, 2012 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
The Sentencing Council, responsible for trying to maintain consistency in criminal sentencing, have asked for judges to consider the psychological and long-term damage to victims of sex offences. Sexual Offences Act ...

New Sentences Introduced for Knife Crimes

December 3rd, 2012 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
A new criminal law offence of aggravated knife possession has been introduced in England and Wales. The new offence targets those who wield knives in a public place or ...

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