Non-fatal Offences Against The Person

The category of non-fatal offences against the person (NOATP) refers to the various kinds of attacks against others that do not result in death and that are not classed as dishonesty, child, sexual or motor offences.

From the least serious to the most serious, NOATP includes:

Assault and battery are common law offences, meaning that they are not written in any laws passed by Parliament, but instead are a creature of judicial decisions in the…


A victory for some and a tragedy for others, a new chapter in EU-UK relations has begun

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It has been four years since the initial Brexit referendum. Two general elections, three Prime Ministers, and a global pandemic later, at the 11th hour, the UK finalised a deal with the EU, which will govern the two jurisdictions’ post-Brexit relationship. The deal consists of three agreements:

The UK has ratified all three agreements by passing the European Union (Future Relationship) Act 2020. However, because the negotiations were concluded so close to the expiry…


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This article aims to provide a helpful guide for young people and others interested in education law in the UK, primarily in the context of primary and secondary education. It explains the meaning of school and some of the rights and duties of the Secretary of State, local authorities, governing bodies, headteachers, members of staff and parents or guardians, most significantly the duty to promote the welfare of pupils and maintain discipline.

It also considers the legal bases for education and the various powers of headteachers and members of staff over pupils to enforce discipline, specifically their ability to impose…


The UK could impose a mandatory vaccination policy, but would this be in breach of human rights?

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The approval of a Covid-19 vaccine in the UK has reignited public debate about vaccination and human rights.

Scientific advice states that the population needs to be at least 60% vaccinated in order to prevent further Covid-19 outbreaks, and experts predict that an insufficient number of people will voluntarily take up the vaccine. As a result, many people are wondering whether they can be required to take the new vaccine.

The UK’s legal framework for responding to Covid-19 has been as follows:

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