• The Mens Rea of the Theft Act 1968 March 3, 2021 by Criminal Defence Solicitors - Section 1 of the Theft Act 1968 (T.A) provides that “a person is guilty of theft if he dishonestly appropriates property belonging to another with the intention of permanently depriving the other of it;
  • The Actus Reus of the Theft Act 1968 February 19, 2021 by Criminal Defence Solicitors - Section 1 of the Theft Act 1968 (the Act) provides that “a person is guilty of theft if he dishonestly appropriates property belonging to another with the intention of permanently depriving the other of it; and ‘theft’ and ‘steal’ shall be construed accordingly.”
  • Is Intoxication a Defence? February 9, 2021 by Criminal Defence Solicitors - In law, intoxication is a complicated and difficult element and includes being intoxicated from both alcohol and drugs.
  • Consent January 22, 2021 by Criminal Defence Solicitors - The definition of the term “consent” is stated in section 74 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 (S.O.A). This section states that “a person consents if he agrees by choice, and has the freedom and capacity to make that choice”.
  • Common Assault January 4, 2021 by Criminal Defence Solicitors - Common assault (sometimes referred to as simple assault) is the least serious form of assault. As an offence, common assault covers anything from making somebody believe you are going to hit them to inflicting a severe beating where no injury is caused.
  • Restrictions for England’s Second Lockdown? November 18, 2020 by Criminal Defence Solicitors - In the second week of England’s second national lockdown, the Gov website have put forward some national restrictions for this lockdown.
  • Historical Sexual Offences November 5, 2020 by Criminal Defence Solicitors - When historical sexual offences are mentioned nowadays, people think about cases involving famous individuals like Jimmy Savile, Rolf Harris, or Harvey Weinstein.
  • Indecent Images September 29, 2020 by Criminal Defence Solicitors - The term “indecent images” covers a wide range of images from those involving the sexual abuse of children to those displaying extreme sadomasochistic acts.
  • Rape July 27, 2020 by Criminal Defence Solicitors - As awareness of rape has increased throughout society, so has the pressure on police to prosecute those accused of rape.
  • Dangerous Dogs April 17, 2020 by Criminal Defence Solicitors - As the entire UK is in lockdown because of the Corona virus, it is very likely that plenty of dog owners are spending more time at home than they usually would have.