National Security Law

Teen killers sentenced to life for Snapchat murder

Two female teenagers have been sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 15 years for the torture and murder of a vulnerable woman in her own home. After a seven-week trial at Leeds Crown Court, two female teenagers have been jailed for life with a minimum term of 15 years’ imprisonment for the […]

Former Conservative MP calls for change in law

Former Conservative MP calls for change in law following failed child abuse investigation Ex-Conservative MP, Harvey Proctor, who has been cleared of historical allegations of child sex abuse, has appealed for the law to be changed to protect the anonymity of the accused and the accuser. Having been cleared of all historical charges of child […]

Don’t Suffer Violence and Threats in Silence

Article published by Ayeisha Khandia, Head of Family Law at Fountain Solicitors on 09.12.2015 The definition of domestic abuse is very wide. It does not just cover actual violence such as slapping, punching and kicking but also includes threats, intimidation, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and even financial abuse. Protection against domestic abuse is one of […]

Spending review: more cases to be heard from prisons

The ministry, which expects to save £80m a year in prison running costs through prison estate reforms, said it will fund video conference centres allowing ‘up to 90,000 cases a year to be heard from prison’. In response to an inquiry by the Gazette, the ministry later clarified that the 90,000 figure referred to bail hearings. […]

Gove and Osborne announce new prison building programme

The Chancellor the exchequer, George Osborne, and the Justice Secretary, Michael Gove, have jointly announced plans to build nine new prisons in the UK. The government claims the new prisons will “ensure Britain’s prison system is fit for purpose in the twenty-first century” as well as save the government approximately £80m a year. The renovation […]

Eritrea Accused of Crimes Against Humanity

Article prepared by Ramzan Sharif – Solicitor/Director of Fountain Solicitors The United Nations (UN) Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea released its long awaited report on the Government of Eritrea confirming that their human rights violations were such that they may constitute crimes against humanity. The 500 page investigation outlines the Eritrean Government’s […]