Law Category

29/06/2022

Small Claims

In 1973, when the Small Claims track for legal proceedings was introduced in the UK, it was…

07/03/2022

Police & Crime Commissioners

The hierarchy of UK police ranks, in ascending order, is generally as follows:- Constable Sergeant Inspector Chief…

01/01/2022

Treason

Considering that treason laws are intended to protect senior royalty, it is most odd to see four…

27/11/2021

Royal Assent

After a Bill passes through both Houses of Parliament, it must have Royal Assent to become an…

14/11/2021

The Official Secrets Act

Concerns over maintaining the confidentiality of information regarding Britain’s national security have parallelled the changing world of…

10/02/2021

Alfred the Great’s book of laws

One of the achievements of Alfred the Great (849-899), King of Wessex, was to compile ‘The Dōmbōc’…

01/01/2021

Disabled access

Both World Wars, by producing many more physically and mentally disabled people than before, resulted in the…

08/11/2020

Common law

Common law embodies the natural instinct towards knowing what is right (‘lawful’) and wrong (‘unlawful’) and the…

21/08/2020

Libel

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” This children’s saying used…

30/06/2020

Crown Courts

The Courts Act of 1971 established the network of Crown Courts and circuit judges in England and…

03/06/2020

Trading Standards

Since the 10th century there have been laws on weights and measures to minimise differences from one…

18/05/2020

Maritime law

Queen Eleanor (1122-1204), mother of King Richard I ‘the Lionheart’ (1157-99), ruled England in his absence on…