Overhaul of sentencing laws for violent criminals
The government have today announced new changes to the Criminal Justice System in England and Wales. The changes announced are the biggest reforms to sentencing we have seen in almost twenty years. Sexual and violent offenders will now serve at least two thirds of their jail term in comparison to the half they previously served. […]
The Legal Interpretation of Due Diligence: As clear as the ever changing COVID-19 requirements
I have found it interesting over the recent months and weeks observing how different establishments, such as restaurants, shops and bars, have interpreted the government guidelines put in place to keep us all as safe as possible during this global pandemic. You would hope that everyone serving the public has put considerable thought into their […]
Cambridge goes Dutch with new roundabout
Back in May, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced a ‘once in a generation’ plan to boost cycling and walking post-lockdown. The £2bn plan, entitled Gear Change: A bold vision for cycling and walking, aims to provide a raft of new transport infrastructure to cater for what is hoped to be a vastly increased number of […]
Judicial review – a need for reform?
On 31 July 2020, the government launched a review of the judicial review process, to be conducted by an independent panel of experts. Led by Lord Edward Faulks QC and consisting of a range of legal practitioners and academics, the panel will examine “whether the right balance is being struck between the rights of citizens […]
Mike dons his sleeping bag for second CEO Sleepout!
On Monday 19th April 2021, Mike Hayward will be sleeping outside in his back garden to raise awareness of homelessness in Milton Keynes, and raise funds to help fight poverty and homelessness. Alongside other business owners and directors from across Milton Keynes, Mike will be rolling out his sleeping bag for a second night of […]
Legal challenge against lockdown reaches next stage of litigation
An entrepreneur who brought a legal challenge against the UK government’s lockdown is delighted to see it progress to the next stage of litigation. Despite the challenge initially being rejected by the High Court, the Court of Appeal overturned the decision. The judge reviewing the decision, Lord Justice Hickinbottom, said that although the High Court’s […]