Sentencing for Child Sexual Offences in cases of attempt:

“In a previous article I considered the inconsistent approach taken to the categorisation of harm when sentencing Defendants in cases where sexual activity against children does not actually take place. That article focused on the judgments in R v Privett [2020] EWCA Crim 557 (‘Privett’) and R v Manning [2020] EWCA Crim 592 (‘Manning’).”

PSQB tenancy confirmed for Nathan Davis

We are absolutely delighted to announce that Nathan Davis will join Park Square Barristers on 9th September as a tenant following the completion of his pupillage.

Does a lie about fertility negate consent?

Nathan Davis comments on the recent Court of Appeal decision in R v Lawrence EWCA Crim 971. The Court had to determine whether a lie by the appellant as to his fertility could, in law, negate the consent given by the complainant.

The impact of COVID-19 on sentencing

Nathan Davis reviews two Court of Appeal cases which have considered the effect that COVID-19 can have in sentencing in cases where the custody threshold has been passed.

Reasonable expectation of privacy for those under police investigation

Reasonable expectation of privacy for those under police investigation This article notes the recent Court of Appeal decision in ZXC v Bloomberg LP [2020] EWCA Civ 611 and the Court’s finding that the starting point is that suspects under investigation, pre-charge, have a reasonable expectation of privacy. The facts: The case concerned an article published […]