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21 June 2019
The two words “hate crime” are often heard in the current climate - in the press, in the judicial system, and in our societies generally. Anyone may be a victim of a hate crime.
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26 April 2019
A consultation was launched by the Sentencing Council on 9th April 2019 which is due to conclude on 9th July 2019.
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24 October 2017
The Home Secretary Amber Rudd has come under pressure this month for failing to publish a report on deaths and serious incidents in police custody.  In a letter published in The Guardian, a coalition of activist groups called on the Home Secretary to release the report immediately.
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04 May 2017
Smith Partnership Solicitors, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, looks at the new legislation in 2017 for Pre-charge bail which has been the focus of news headlines this week.