Compensation for Breach of Article 13 of The European Convention on Human Rights [Video]

In the case of RK and AK v the United Kingdom (38000/05) the European Court of Human Rights has awarded compensation to a couple from Oldham after it found that the UK had infringed their Article 13 rights after a child had been taken into care.

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You Don’t Need Training Because You Can Use Force Under Common Law [Video]

The heading of this video is called ‘You Don’t Need Training Because You Can Use Force Under Common Law’, because during my career in my chosen field, spanning almost thirty years, I have heard the same statement in virtually every industry sector.

However, this statement is not only misleading, it is also illegal, and that’s what I intend to explain in this blog post.

But to do that fully we first need to understand the difference between the Common Law and Statute Law.

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Falsifying Evidence – The Responses on LinkedIn [Video]

Falsifying Evidence – The Responses on LinkedIn

Thank you to all of you who responded to the video I put up yesterday entitled ‘Being Told To Falsify Evidence (Allegedly)’.

There are some great and very interesting responses which I would urge you to read under that video as they could have serious implications for anyone being told to falsify evidence and, of course, the person telling others to do so.

I have also spoken to Daniel Darwin who is running the Statement Writing Course on the 29th October to address this issue specifically and he is adding more information on this into the course at the end of the month, and if you are interested in attending then the cost is now only £150 + vat per person and you can find out more about the course here – https://www.nfps.info/statement-writing/

Thank you to all who responded to the last video and for the valuable comments you have added in the thread.

 

What Do I Do If There Is Guidance That Says I Can’t Do Something But The Law Says I Can [Video]

What Do I Do If There Is ‘Guidance’ That Says I Can’t Do Something But The Law Says I Can?

I have just heard from someone who has contacted me because they are being told that they can’t use certain techniques because they are not allowed to use them.

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Putting Your Keys Between Your Fingers for Self-Defence

Putting Your Keys Between Your Fingers for Self-Defence

I was recently tagged into a post on Facebook where I was asked for my opinion on a blog post entitled ‘Don’t Put Your Keys Between Your Fingers for Self-Defense’, which you can read here if you wish to – ‘Don’t Put Your Keys Between Your Fingers for Self-Defense‘. The first thing I would say about the post that I … Read more

A Lawyer’s Opinion On Handcuffs [Video]

Eric Baskind, a highly qualified and competent lawyer of many years standing, has confirmed that any person in the UK can carry and use handcuffs and provided their application was ‘reasonable in the circumstances’ they would be viewed as a ‘use of force’ option, no different than physically restraining someone by manual effort.

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