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Instructed by Paul Loughlin at Stephensons, Richard Dawson recently secured the grant of a new Operator’s Licence at Public Inquiry.

Despite representations from local residents as to the environmental suitability of the site, the Traffic Commissioner was persuaded to grant an interim O Licence, subject to conditions to alleviate concerns. In conjunction with the Traffic Commissioner, appropriate conditions were devised to prevent authorised vehicles from causing a danger to…Read more

Richard English contributes to Reuters Fact Check on Face Covering Laws

Fact check: Police in Scotland, England and Northern Ireland have power to enforce face-covering laws, with Wales to follow Posts shared online have claimed British police have no power to arrest or fine people for not wearing masks. This claim is misleading. England, Scotland and Northern Ireland all have rules…Read more

The Sentencing Code: Order out of Chaos

INTRODUCTION For the vast majority of the practising lives of most lawyers specialising in crime, the provisions relating to sentencing have been a source of constant complaint: multiple statutes, sometimes amended before they came into effect, often seem designed to make accessing the law, and working out which provisions actually…Read more

Face Coverings while using Public Transport a short note by Richard English

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings on Public Transport) (England) Regulations 2020, came into force on 15 June 2020. These statutory instruments were made under the powers provided for by s45C(1) of the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984, and notwithstanding they were not…Read more

Lincoln House Chambers Criminal Update – Part 1

Lincoln House Chambers are pleased to provide the first instalment of a three part Criminal Update focussing on key criminal cases from the last 18 months.  This series of updates will look at some of the important criminal cases, legislative changes and other developments that will be…Read more