David Gareth Evans provides busy Magistrates' Court practitioners with a summary of the latest changes to procedure and sentencing guidelines to affect their practice.
Following on from her recent informative seminar on the subject, Suzanne Thomas provides a detailed discussion of new developments in the sentencing of sexual offences, as contained in the cases of R v C  EWCA Crim 1872, R v Smith and Others  EWCA Crim 1772 and R v H EWCA Crim 2753.
In this article Michael Hammett considers the decision of the Supreme Court in the case of R (on the application of Noone) (FC) v The Governor of HMP Drake Hall and another  UKSC 30 and the subsequent Prison Service Directive.
9 Park Place Chambers has agreed to present a seminar in the next round of Members’ Forums in conjunction with Cardiff and District Law Society.
Roger Griffiths and Leighton Hughes have both joined 9 Park Place from Temple Chambers, Cardiff to join our expanding Criminal Team
Christopher Felstead has been appointed to sit as a Recorder in family cases (Public and Private Law) in Wales.
April 2012 saw a number of important changes made to employment legislation, some of which will be more widely known than others.
In tough financial times employers can ill afford to have employees on their payroll who are incompetent, underachieving or just lazy.
On 25th April 2012, the Supreme Court gave judgment in two separate cases, heard together in January 2012, concerning direct age discrimination and indirect age discrimination respectively.
On the 3rd of April 2012 the Employment Appeal Tribunal considered the case of Horwood v Lincolnshire County Council UKEAT/0462/11, which concerned the jurisdiction of the Employment Tribunal to hear a constructive dismissal case where the complaint had been submitted one day out of time.