Training & Knowledge: Laura Stephenson

4th Dec 2018Newsletters

PML: Beware Agreements to Settle an Appeal

The Court of Appeal recently considered the importance of decisions underlying a penalty issued to a taxpayer by the Revenue in R (oao PML Accounting Limited) -v- The Commissioners for HM Revenue and Customs [2018] EWCA Civ 2231. PML Accounting Ltd (“PML”), is a managed service company provider offering financial services to small companies, including […]

13th Apr 2018Newsletters

Overarching Principles: Domestic Abuse

Applicability and Scope The new domestic abuse guideline was published on 22 February 2018 and applies to offenders aged 16 and older who are sentenced on or after 24 May 2018, regardless of the date of the offence. The overarching principles on youth sentencing will continue to apply in conjunction with the domestic abuse guidelines […]

20th Apr 2017Articles

The Policing and Crime Act 2017

Three key parts of the Policing and Crime Act 2017 came into force in April 2017. The Act significantly strengthens the Treasury’s enforcement powers in respect of financial sanctions, creating a sweeping civil penalty regime and enhancing sentencing powers in criminal cases. There are also changes to pre-charge bail procedure that are likely to dramatically […]