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The Air Navigation Regulations 2023; Drones, prisons, and ‘no fly zones’

Introduction The boom in the retail market for affordable civilian Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles (UAVs, or drones) has caused significant headaches for the prisons service, as ever-increasing numbers of the remote-controlled aircraft have been caught attempting to smuggle drugs and phones into jails. Ministry of Justice statistics show that between 2019 and 2021, 504 drones were […]

The Online Safety Act 2023: Navigating the Legal Landscape

In an increasingly digital world, the importance of online safety cannot be overstated. As the digital landscape continues to evolve, so too must the legal framework that governs it. The Online Safety Act 2023, a ground-breaking piece of legislation, is set to redefine the way we interact with the internet. In this article, we will […]

Statement on behalf of Mr Daniel Curnock

The Judgment of Mrs Justice Joanna Smith in Reeves v Reeves [2023] EWHC 73 (Ch) was handed down at 10:30am on Thursday 19th January 2023. Her Ladyship dismissed an Application for Permission to bring Contempt of Court proceedings against Janes Solicitors’ client, Mr Daniel Curnock. Mr Curnock wishes to state the following: “I am delighted […]

Police Bail before Charge: New Timetable and Statutory Changes

I have written two previous articles concerning the statutory regime relating to Police Bail before charge (see my article ‘Revolutionary Changes to Police Bail’ and follow up). The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 (“the Act”) has brought about further radical (if not revolutionary!) changes. Fundamentally, the presumption against bail has been withdrawn, so […]

The US Supreme Court leak – the “gravest, most unforgivable sin”. How do the English Courts treat similar breaches?

The leak of the United States Supreme Court’s draft opinion, purportedly confirming that the Court is preparing to rule in favour of the State of Mississippi that the State is permitted to stop the vast majority of abortions at and after 15 weeks gestation, is making shockwaves all over the world. This is primarily due […]

SANCTIONS UPDATE: Bad News Bears – Abramovich, Russia, the Economic Crime (transparency and Enforcement) Bill and the Implications for Iran and the renewed JCPOA talks

The Russian destruction and dismemberment of Ukraine’s sovereign territory and population has been rightly met with public outcry and the call for stern and wide-ranging action against the Putin regime. The predicted government response has been to ratchet up Russian sanctions and since the invasion on 24th February there have been six separate treasury notices […]


The Court of Rome today confirmed that the Italian detention warrant issued against our client Gianluigi Torzi has been withdrawn. As a result, steps should be taken immediately for the withdrawal of the extradition warrant and discontinuance of extradition proceedings against our client in the UK. The full reasoning of the Court of Rome has […]

The Pathos of Non Publication of the Sue Gray Report

I find it difficult to discern the logic or any rational explanation why there should be any substantial redaction or postponement of the Susan Gray report pending the outcome of the Met investigation, instigated on the eve of the proposed and long awaited publication of the report. The Met investigation may well lead to the […]


Mr Torzi is disappointed with District Judge Snow’s Italian extradition ruling handed down today and he is seeking permission to appeal. He was surprised at the District Judge’s decision not to consider the ruling of His Honour Judge Baumgartner as relevant to the matters before him, even though that ruling refers in detail to the multiple material misrepresentations […]