The right of a court, usually a minor or trial court, to hear a case at its inception.
Mnemonic for Shepherd's model of investigation as a cycle. The key words are Assess, Collect, Collate, Evaluate, Survey, Summary.
A document issued by the Cabinet Office giving guidance to regulatory authorities on enforcement of consumer protection laws.
An establishment where stolen motor vehicles are dismantled in order that the component parts may be sold.
An international body agreed by the G20 London Summit Leaders’ Statement in April 2009 to be constituted as a successor to the Financial Stability Forum. Its purpose is to collaborate ...
(ELO)Personnel seconded to Europol by European member states as representatives of their national law enforcement agencies.
A handle or grip shaped like the butt of a pistol, often found on assault rifles and similar weapons.
The sudden and rapid increase in air pressure caused by an explosion. It is a frequent cause of barotrauma.
Forebears in a direct line (e.g. parents are the lineal ancestors of their children). See consanguinity; kin; relatives.
The offence, punishable with up to five years' imprisonment and/or a fine, of dishonestly using, wasting, or diverting electricity. This offence may be committed by someone who bypasses his ...
The date specified in an Act of Parliament (or in a commencement order) for its coming into force.
Words whose legal interpretation has been fixed so that the legal effect of their use is known.
A body established by the Lord Chancellor to consider particular areas of law that may need reform.
A contract made by word of mouth, as opposed to one made in writing. See also implied contract.
1 A method of enforcing regulations without intervention by authorities, e.g. a 20mph speed limit enforced by traffic calming methods rather than detection.2 Control by members of the community ...
An offender under the age of 21 cannot be sentenced to imprisonment; instead he may be sentenced to detention in a young offender institution under s 96 of the Powers of Criminal Courts Sentencing ...
420 U.S. 636 (1975), argued 20 Jan. 1975, decided 19 Mar. 1975 by vote of 8 to 0; Brennan for the Court, Powell, joined by Burger, and Rehnquist concurring; Douglas not participating. Following its ...
71 U.S. 277 (1867), argued 15, 16, 19, and 20 Mar. 1866, decided 14 Jan. 1867 by vote of 5 to 4; Field for the Court, Miller in dissent. Ex parte Garland, 71 U.S. 333, argued 13–15 Mar. 1866, decided ...
[Latin: by a subsequent act]Describing any legal act, such as a statute, that has retrospective effect.
One of the four Inns of Court, situated in Holborn. The earliest claims for its existence are c.1370.