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Police Law Update

(Issue 43, June 2018, 5 Essex Court)

Police Law Update, edited by Charlotte Ventham and Alex Ustych, covers key issues and developments in police law and summaries of recent cases. 

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The current issue 43 covers:

  • The implicatons of Robinson and DSD
  • Injunctions under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997
  • Data protection and GDPR
  • Using force against an officer as an act of self-defence - Oraki
  • Case reports

Insight: Inquests and Inquiries

(June 2018, 5 Essex Court)

New newsletter providing updates on key legal developments and practical insights from leading barristers who regularly appear in the most significant inquests and public inquiries.

Editors: Samantha Leek QC and Jonathan Dixey.

Issue 1 includes articles on the following:
• key differences between inquests and public inquiries - Jason Beer QC;
• inquests arising from deaths in care homes and hospitals where the deceased was subject to DoLS - Beatrice Collier;
• applications to quash previous inquests – John Goss;
• when post mortem examinations are necessary - Alison Hewitt
• the relevance of admissions of non-causative failings in inquests - Robert Cohen.
Plus summaries of recent key cases - Amy Clarke and Aaron Moss.

To subscribe, please email us at inquestsandinquiries@5essexcourt.co.uk

To follow news and share views on topics covered in Insight as well as other key issues relating to inquests and inquiries, please join our associated LinkedIn Group


Five from 5

By Daniel Hobbs

(Issue 28 - October 2018, 5 Essex Court)

View the latest issue Five from 5

The Employment Law team produces a regular employment law update edited by Daniel Hobbs. Our e-bulletin 'Five from 5'  which covers 5 key employment topics is published in association with BloomsburyLawOnline.

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Essential Law and Practical Guidance for Police and Crime Commissioners

By Jason Beer QC, Fiona Barton QC, Richard Oulton, Victoria von Wachter, Claire Palmer, Beatrice Collier, Georgina Wolfe, Jonathan Dixey, Robert Cohen, Catriona Hodge, & Aaron Moss.

(2016, 5 Essex Court)

Publication produced by the Police Law team as an aid to prospective candidates as well as Police and Crime Commissioners selected during the 2016 elections.


Path to Pupillage

By Georgina Wolfe

(3rd Edition 2013, Sweet & Maxwell)

A  guide to assist candidates applying for pupillage.

Police Law Update Edition 45

By Charlotte Ventham, Alex Ustych, Alice Meredith, David Messling, Jennifer Wright, John Goss, Molly Joyce, Peter Laverack, & Robert Talalay.

(2020, 5 Essex Court)

Edited by Charlotte Ventham and Alex Ustych (April, 2020)

This special "lockdown" edition of the Police Law Update includes articles from Alan Payne QC, Charlotte Ventham, Robert Talalay, Alice Meredith, John Goss, Peter Laverack, Molly Joyce, David Messling and Jennifer Wright, and covers the following issues:

  • The new police powers to enforce the restrictions imposed on individuals and businesses under the Coronavirus Regulations.
  • The procedural provisions and amendments made in response to the pandemic and the guidance documents produced by a range of courts
  • The Extinction Rebellion judicial review claim and its impact on the policing of public protests. 
  • Forced Marriage Protection Orders, Re K in which judgment was handed down in February this year.  
  • The Police (Conduct) Regulations 2020 and the accompanying Home Office Guidance
  • The current state of the law in relation to malicious prosecution claims against the police.
  • Finally, this “lockdown” edition provides an extended case law update to ensure that readers keep their fingers on the pulse of police law litigation, even whilst working from home.

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