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Section 28 Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 - A Quiet Revolution in Sex Offence Cases

The Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 (YJCEA) contains special measures designed to allow witnesses to provide pre-recorded evidence in chief. 

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Free Consultations in Criminal Matters

Each evening between 1830 and 2030, I will offer free consultations in criminal matters by Skype or telephone for those who contact me through my website.

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No Improvement in Scale of Bribery and Corruption, but Enforcement on the Rise

Last month, EY published its 15th Global Fraud Survey, Integrity in the Spotlight – the future of compliance. The results are damning. Despite more active enforcement, amounting to over $11bn of penalties imposed by regulators and law enforcement agencies worldwide, there has been no improvement in the scale of bribery and corruption since 2012. In the UK, levels seem to be on the rise, even though the UK Bribery Act, which introduced much stronger anti-bribery laws and has been described as one of the toughest pieces of anti-corruption legislation in the world, came into force in 2011.

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Official Report Shows Holiday Booking Fraud on the Rise

A recent report created by Action Fraud, the UK’s national fraud and cyber crime reporting centre, revealed that in 2017 holiday fraud in the UK amounted to £6.7 million, with 4,700 holidaymakers affected. The average amount lost per person, at above £1,500, represents a 25% rise from the previous year. Further, Action Fraud’s report revealed that victims of holiday booking fraud claimed the impact of the crime had gone beyond just financial, with some saying it had also affected their health.

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Concerns over SFO’s New Robot Recruit

In a news release published on 10 April 2018, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) announced its intention to use artificial intelligence in all new investigations. The organisation said its new AI system, which automates document analysis, will scan millions of documents and be able to detect patterns, remove duplicates, group information by topic and eventually sift for relevance. The new ‘robot’ was trialled in the Rolls-Royce case to detect material that might attract legal professional privilege in around 30 million documents. This was the first criminal case in the UK to make use of AI, and it was hailed a success by the SFO.

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20 November 2020

The Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 (YJCEA) contains special measures designed to allow witnesses to provide pre-recorded evidence in chief. Section 28 of the Act allows for cross and re-examination to also be pre-recorded and is re.

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