Monthly Archives: February 2016

The Need For Defendant Anonymity In Sex Cases

For quite some time I have been calling for a level playing field in sex cases. The issue is that regarding an equality of anonymity for the defendant along with the alleged victim. Being arrested and charged for any criminal offence can be a distressing time but for those who are alleged to have committed sexual offences, the problems are far reaching. As early as the first court appearance, the defendant can have his name published and that they have been arrested for a sexual offence. Our society views sexual…Read more

Mr Loophole Welcomes Calls For Lower Drink Drive Limit In England

The country’s most high profile traffic lawyer has welcomed news that ministers are looking at lowering England’s drink drive limit. Nick Freeman, aka Mr Loophole, said bringing England’s alcohol limits in line with much of Europe – including Scotland which lowered its in December 2014 – was long overdue. Mr Freeman added: “We boast the highest drink drive limit of any EU member state and I’m delighted that ministers are making the right noises. “At the current 80mg level the chances of a driver having an accident increase four-fold. This…Read more

Roads Minister’s Drink Drive Limit U-Turn “Car Crash Without Barriers”, Says Mr Loophole

Traffic lawyer Nick Freeman has called the roads minister’s U-turn on reducing the drink drive limit in England as a “car crash without barriers!” Earlier today it was reported that Andrew Jones MP was looking at reducing the current limit from 80mg to 50mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood, to put it in line with most of Europe, including Scotland. However, just a few hours later, the Department of Transport said there would be no review and Mr Jones, MP for Harrogate and Knaresborough, said he believed rigorous enforcement…Read more