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SBP Law is taking part in the 10X Challenge to raise funds for charity

The 10X challenge to raise funds for the most vulnerable in society takes place today. Usually there is an anual 10k walk/ run in London. This year, in view of the Covid-19 pandemic the mass 10k run cannot take place so the SBP Law Team for the 10X challenge will be doing it 'our way' [...]

By |2020-10-05T09:37:45+00:00October 5th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Revenge Porn: Should the law punish it as a sex crime?

By Sacha Withey, Dr Don Macfalane and Tamara Davis (SBP Law) WARNING: This article may be regarded by many as unpleasant, concerning, and unsettling. Nonetheless, it is our duty to ensure that victims of Revenge Porn are protected within the law. Summary Revenge porn is a sexual offence, as classified in Section 33 of the Criminal [...]

By |2020-08-20T10:14:34+00:00August 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rape Prosecutions Remain Stubbornly Low

The “decriminalisation” of rape! By Dr. Donald Macfarlane | 12/08/2020 By. Tamara Davis and Dr Don Macfarlane (SBP LAW) WARNING: This article may be regarded by many as unpleasant, concerning, and unsettling. Nonetheless, it is our duty to ensure that victims of sexual abuse are protected within the law. https://www.qredible.co.uk/b/the-decriminalisation-of-rape/ Summary According to the Telegraph, there has [...]

By |2020-08-12T14:51:55+00:00August 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act By Melissa Rock (SBP Law) Background On 20 May 2020, the Government published the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill (the “Bill”) which, under the accelerated parliamentary process, received Royal Assent on 25 June 2020. Consequently, the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (the “Act”) became law. Mark Silvester of SBP Law has [...]

By |2020-08-07T07:44:57+00:00August 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The End Of The Rough Sex Defence

By. Dr Don Macfarlane and Tamara Davis (SBP LAW) WARNING: This article may be regarded by many as unpleasant, concerning, and unsettling. Nonetheless, it is our duty to ensure that victims of sexual abuse are protected within the law. What is the ‘rough sex’ defence? In criminal defences, the so-called “consent of sexual gratification defence” [...]

By |2020-07-22T09:46:24+00:00July 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Nightingale Courts to be set up – Press release on the 19th July 2020 by HMCTS, the MOJ and The Rt Hon Robert Buckland QC MP

During the pandemic we have had the ‘Nightingale Hospital’ set up. Now we are to have Nightingale courts. So far 10 sites have been proposed to ‘host’ the ‘Nightingale Courts’. It is hoped that more suitable locations can be found in England and Wales so that this number can increase.The press release states that:‘This will [...]

By |2020-07-20T13:55:57+00:00July 20th, 2020|Litigation, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Renewable Energy: Sustain, Re-Think and Export!

Why the UK needs to innovate and export its way out of COVID-19? COVID-19 has changed and indeed will continue to change the business landscape. It is no longer business as usual for lawyers and their clients.  Lawyers need to be adding value through being dynamic strategic partners and trusted advisers to their clients. There [...]

By |2020-07-07T12:48:31+00:00July 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Digitisation of the Legal Profession – it’s now or never!

Amidst the Coronavirus pandemic, there is immense pressure on many companies across different sectors of the economy. These are challenging times for businesses and law firms alike – hurdles, unlike anything that they have encountered before. Law firms have had to adapt and are continuing to adapt. Law firms have probably never had to be so [...]

By |2020-06-26T09:02:57+00:00June 26th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

ONS data released on the 14th April 2020 – People population and community

On the 14th April 2020 the ONS released its figures on the number of marriages in England and Wales in 2017.This includes data on marriages of same sex couples and conversions of civil partnerships. The data shows that there has been a decrease in marriages in 2017 compared to 2016. For further information see: https://www.ons.gov.uk/releases/marriagesinenglandandwales2017 [...]

By |2020-04-14T11:46:20+00:00April 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Guidance HMCTS daily operational summary on courts and tribunals during coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

HMCTS aim to provide by 9.am a daily summary of the HM Courts and Tribunals Service operational position during the coronavirus pandemic. For HMCTS daily operational update for the 3rd April 2020 see: https://tinyurl.com/wfywvgv  

By |2020-04-03T07:08:07+00:00April 3rd, 2020|Litigation, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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