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Serjeants’ Inn launches PLODcast – Police Law On Demand – in association with 3D Solicitors

10th September 2019

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In association with 3D Solicitors, we are delighted to launch PLOD, a podcast series of conversations between solicitors and barristers about police law. For police officers and anyone with an interest in policing and law enforcement. Episode details can be found below, please subscribe.

PLOD – Police Law On Demand


Ep. 1 – Failures in criminal investigations- Police Liability
When is an operational failing “obvious and significant”? How can investigators avoid such pitfalls? Solicitor Deborah Britstone and barrister Aaron Rathmell examine how this judgment affects the police.

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Ep. 2 – Necessity for Arrest
Every police officer knows that they must have reasonable suspicion that a person has committed an offence in order to arrest them, but this is only one consideration. There must also be a reasonable belief in the necessity for arrest. Recent Court decisions have looked specifically at the necessity requirement. Lawyers Deborah Britstone and Cecily White discuss what this means for police officers.

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Ep. 3 – Pre-Charge Bail

Pre-Charge bail is an effective tool in the investigation of crime and to protect the public. ​​Lawyers Daniel Berke and Elliot Gold discuss updated operational guidance from the National Police Chiefs’ Council and how the rules are affecting policing.

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