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Covert intrusive surveillance
Legal Update
Simon McKay, of McKay Law Solicitors and Advocates, examines disclosure of intrusive surveillance authorisations.
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Covert policing and CCTV
Legal Update
Simon McKay, of McKay Law Solicitors and Advocates, looks at the issues surrounding surveillance and the use of CCTV footage.
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Acquisition of privilege
Legal Update
Simon McKay, of McKay Law Solicitors and Advocates, looks at covert policing operations and legal professional privilege.
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Disclosure and intelligence
Legal Update
Simon McKay, of McKay Law Solicitors and Advocates, looks at the recent case of R v Dawson and the court’s approach to disclosure and intelligence.
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Court of Appeal closes harassment loophole
A new ruling which ends misuse of the ‘stalking law’ is a victory for common sense, says Kieran Walshe.
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License to bill
Police lawyer Hannah Pooley and Cambridgeshire Constabulary officers discuss their recent appeal court victory against JD Wetherspoons. Wetherspoons and the local council were also ordered to pay the police’s legal costs.
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The rationale of police diversity
Successful minority group representation throughout the police services of England and Wales has brought demise to the stronghold of British policing. Barrister Mark Harron discovers why all may not be as victorious as it sounds, as the iconic ‘white male’ departs from centre stage.
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Facebook and the workplace
If employers throughout the country, large or small, haven't already considered whether or not to ban social networking sites like Facebook, chances are they soon will. Facebook has already been banned at the Metropolitan Police, Transport for London, LloydsTSB and Credit Suisse, as Michael Ball reports.
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A duty to protect?
The Court of Appeal decision in the case of Van Colle v The Chief Constable of Hertfordshire Police [2007] EWCA Civ 325, was one of the most publicised and significant of recent times. On April 24, when the judgment was released, reports appeared in all major national newspapers and related Internet sites. The judgment potentially contains ramifications for police forces and how they deal with vulnerable witnesses for the Crown. But seven months on, what, if anything, has changed? Andrew Steel looks at the issues.
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Equality failings
Michael Ball talks about the service’s poor public image in equal opportunities, how to maintain a balanced force and how to ensure the actions of one do not impede the many.
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