Everton and Republic of Ireland footballer Darron Gibson is due before Trafford Magistrates’ Court on 1 September after the football star was charged in connection with an alleged hit and run crash with a cyclist. This week’s headlines regarding the incident highlights the severity of failing to stop after an accident and the consequences of not doing so.

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'Revenge Porn' - Beware Before You Share

By Solicitor at 00:00

Journalist Anna Richardson will tonight highlight the dangers of sharing sexually explicit images in the Channel 4 documentary, 'Revenge Porn'. Richardson herself has issued a stark warning after she posted nude pictures of herself online as part of a documentary experiment. Whilst revenge porn takes the media spotlight in today’s tabloids, it’s not new!

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Big Money. Big City. Big Sentence

By Solicitor at 00:00

This week saw Tom Hayes, a city trader, sentenced to an eye watering 14 years following his conviction for rigging the Libor interest rates. The sentence is made up of a nine-and–a-half year sentence for offences committed under one employer and four-and-a-half years for offences under another employer when the period offending was much shorter.

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Trouble with Trolls

By Associate Solicitor at 00:00

We hear more and more these days about individuals being arrested and charged under the Malicious Communications Act 1988 and Communications Act 2003. Although these Acts have been around for some time it is only with the increase use and exposure of social media platforms, such as Twitter and Facebook, that we are seeing this offence come to the fore. However, public awareness of the offence is still somewhat lacking. Often, individuals don’t realise that they are committing a serious offence and we are seeing a growing number of arrests.

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Plea of Convenience?

By Solicitor at 00:00

Approximately 1.5 million to 2 million criminal cases are dealt with and go through the Magistrates Courts each year. Motoring offences or disorderly behaviour, are dealt with only by Magistrates' Courts. These are commonly referred to as summary offences and carry a maximum punishment of six months in prison, and/or a fine of up to £5,000.

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