COVID-19 and Health & Safety: what are the workplace implications and knowing your ‘RPE’s from your ‘FFFP3’s

Whilst the need for those still working in a clinical environment to wear appropriate PPE may be obvious, it is not just public services who are obliged to protect their employees in this way. All…

The law on abortion – time to re-think?

Nicholas Whitehorn and Letitia Egan (pupil barrister) review the evidence for reforming the abortion law in the UK – The anachronistic wording of s 58 OAPA 1861 renders the mens rea dangerously unclear and, worse still, risks criminalising…

The Impact of Social Media on Identification Procedures

Simon Gledhill & Gemma Noble look at a number of cases considered in the recent judgment of Phillips and Phillips [2020] EWCA Crim 126 Simon Gledhill and Gemma Noble look at a number of cases considered in…

COVID 19 – The Coronavirus Act 2020: Powers and Offences

The Coronavirus Act 2020 (‘the Act’) came into force on 25th March 2020. It has been reported in the press as providing the Government with ‘wide-ranging powers unlike any other recent legislation’. Some of these…

Licensing in the wake of the ‘Coronavirus, Business Closure’ regulations

The 2003 Licensing Act radically changed the premises licensing regime in England and Wales making Local Authorities responsible for the issuing, enforcement and review of premises licences. However The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Business Closure) (England)…

Criminal Liability and the Transmission of Covid-19

In these difficult and uncertain times, it is crucial that the law is clear in relation to the transmission of Covid-19. This should include understanding whether the deliberate or reckless transmission of the virus is…


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