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We've tried to keep this as understandable as possible. If we've lapsed into cryptic jargon anywhere, please let us know and we'll do our best to make things clearer! One thing we struggle to eliminate, and fail regularly, is the shorthand for some of the legislation.

So if you occasionally see something like CTA2008_s76 you're supposed to instantly know we mean the Counter Terrorism Act (2008), section 76.
Sorry. We will try harder!


We take reasonable steps to test our site in a set of current, mainstream browsers.

The site is optimized for a reasonably high specification display (as used by many photographers), but should display correctly on lower spec. displays.

If you have problems viewing any part of this site, please let us know and we will make every effort to correct the problem.


The flags are the top right of the page are not some sort of anti-Scottish sentiment (or anti-Northern Ireland for that matter!), they are simply a reminder that the law is different in those parts of the UK - and (so far) our restricted time has focused SceneThat on the law in England and Wales.
Any information specifically relating to Northern Ireland or Scotland is highlighted by our use of these 'markers'...

Northern Ireland only = applies to Northern Ireland
Scotland only = applies to Scotland

Mobile site

Parts of our site have been specifically optimised and reworked for display on mobile devices. Our system should automatically switch you to the mobile site if it detects that you are using a mobile device.

Please note two points in relation to the mobile site:
we have only converted part of the site for mobile access - you may wish to read the other parts on a larger screen.
very few of the external sites that we link to are suitable for mobile access. Please let us know if this causes you difficulties - we will attempt to find other solutions.