Mark Watson considers the latest Budget and outlines concerns about the scope for abuse and the response from the Government.
Jim Tilbury and Alexandra Scott consider the implications of the recent ECHR judgment in VCL and AN v UK in the context of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, and the recent domestic caselaw.
BLOG: Will 200 academics really be jailed? The Export Control Order 2008, the People's Republic of China, and the Daily Mail.
Chris Henley QC looks beyond the headlines to consider offences that can arise under the Export Control Order 2008.
Matthew Buckland - junior counsel for B - and Silas Lee, pupil, consider the Court of Appeal’s refusal to overturn the first instance decision of Dove J on the admissibility of the evidence obtained by French law enforcement from the EncroChat devices, and the consequences for those representing defendants facing EncroChat evidence.
BLOG: International investigations, extraterritoriality and the limits of section 2 orders – an analysis of the decision in KBR v SFO
On Friday, 5th February 2021, the Supreme Court overturned the High Court’s decision requiring the US engineering and procurement company KBR, Inc. to respond to an SFO section 2 notice (R (on the application of KBR, Inc.) v Director of the Serious Fraud Office  UKSC 2). Richard Furlong considers the decision and its implications.
Tom Edwards looks at lockdown legislation, picnics and snowball fights.
In reviewing the case of R v T  EWCA Crim 822, Chloe Birch sets out the considerations for those who turn 18 between commission of an offence, date of conviction, and sentence.
Ben Hargreaves looks at the case law from R (Ebrahim) v Feltham MC  2 Cr.App.R. 23 through to R v Hewitt  EWCA 1247 and considers whether there is any prospect of turning the tide on the diminishing scope for successful abuse arguments in historic sex allegations.
Businessman Simon Dolan sought to challenge the UK’s coronavirus lockdown restrictions by way of judicial review. The Court of Appeal’s rejection of his application is reported as R (on the application of Dolan and others) v Secretary of State for Health and Social Care and Another  EWCA Civ 1605. Hugh O’Donoghue examines whether the decision has stood the test of time given the fast-changing nature of the pandemic.
William England and Mark Watson consider the widely reported instances of fraud in relation to the government’s coronavirus support schemes and the implications for prosecutions.