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Forensick Science – Putting a price on justice? Part One

Written by: Alan Baker 9th October, 2015

In these times of public spending cutbacks, it is particularly interesting how a Government can seemingly put a value on something as important as forensic science where its financial costs are, I believe, in inverse proportion to its importance to justice. The post of Forensic Regulator was set-up nearly ten years to ensure “that the provision…

Drink driving – Good for safety and for business?

Written by: Alan Baker 19th May, 2015

There have been two bits of interesting news regarding drink driving in the last few days and weeks. The first is a change in legislation: “Section 8(1) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (the “RTA”) provides that out of the two specimens of breath provided, it is the one with the lower proportion of alcohol…

Who decides what happens? Justice on the cheap

Written by: Alan Baker 4th March, 2015

The privatisation of the forensic marketplace now seemingly means that the providers now dictate what criminal defence solicitors can do or say when attempting to defend a client. It is another example of what’s wrong with criminal justice. The last few years have seen the advent of the Streamlined Forensic Report (SFR) and in many…

Drug Driving – The Biggest Change in Decades

Written by: Alan Baker 12th February, 2015

The UK Government will achieve one of its long-term goals on 2nd March 2015 when legislation comes into force which, for the first time, will introduce statutory limits for those driving after having consumed a prescribed licit drug or an illicit drug. In its simplest form, it will mean that the commonly abused illegal drugs…

Spiked drinks – A Sobering Message for the Party Season

Written by: Alan Baker 29th November, 2014

As the annual police clampdown on drink driving commences with all of the usual warnings about watching how much you drink and being extra careful about the so-called “morning-after” effect which is when motorists mistakenly believe that after a night’s sleep that they must be under the statutory breath and blood alcohol limits. If a…

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