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NCA Shines Spotlight on Modern Slavery

The National Crime Agency (NCA) recently launched a campaign to tackle modern slavery in the UK, after figures were released suggesting that incidences of this crime are more prevalent than previously thought.

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Revolutionary Changes to Police Bail

The changes brought about to police bail by the Policing and Crime Act 2017 are revolutionary, but have received scant media or academic attention. David Janes considers the new provisions of the Policing and Crime Act 2017 in our Bail Guide here. 

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Corporate Manslaughter… What does it mean and how is it investigated?

As news broke last week that the Metropolitan Police have grounds for suspecting that corporate manslaughter may have been committed by organisations connected with the Grenfell Tower tragedy there will be many that will be asking what that actually means and in what circumstances such charges can be brought…

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The Informed Juror

“Will juror number 1 stand … Please place your hand on the bible and read as follows”. Number 1 is a man in his late ‘60s. Bald and white. A local man, probably retired. Prepared for the worst, he bought a packed lunch to Court. He wears a natty short sleeve shirt, black creased trousers and clunky shoes. “I swear by almighty God that I will faithfully try the Defendant and give a true verdict according to the evidence.”

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Barclays Bank Plc and Former Bankers Face Serious Fraud Charges

Four former bankers from Barclays have made their initial appearance in court after being charged with conspiracy to commit fraud and the provision of unlawful financial assistance contrary to the Companies Act 1985.

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