ROAD TRAFFIC

Evidence given to a court by a police officer of breath tests and their results was sufficient to prove that a person was over the limit, in accordance with the Road Traffic Act 1988 s.16 and a print-out of the results was not required.

[2018] EWCA Crim 1472 [2018] EWCA Crim 1472

The court considered the factors to be taken into account when making a criminal behaviour order under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 s.22.

[2018] EWHC 1603 (QB) [2018] EWHC 1603 (QB)

The High Court granted a local authority an injunction to restrain illegal street cruising in its local area.

A district judge had been correct to refuse to order the Crown to disclose a sample of blood taken from a motorist who had been arrested for driving under the influence of cannabis. The motorist had declined to take the sample when it was offered to him in compliance with the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 s.15(5) and his application had been a fishing expedition made in the hope that it might undermine the prosecution’s case.

[2018] EWHC 23 (Comm) [2018] EWHC 23 (Comm)

The “iniquity exception” did not defeat a claim for legal professional privilege where there was no nexus between the third party wrongdoer and the client which took the lawyer/client relationship outside the ordinary scope of professional employment. The third party’s wrongdoing was parasitic upon an existing lawyer/client relationship, which was created and continued for a normal and legitimate purpose.