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    The offence of ‘squatting in a residential building’ has been in force since 1st September 2012 and our professional involvement in a current prosecution causes us to ask:  what is the price of prosecuting the homeless? Before implementing this law there existed numerous civil and criminal law powers to assist landlords or tenants to seek […]Continue reading

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    We are delighted to confirm the acquittal of our client David Millward yesterday at the Nottingham Crown Court following a tragic railway accident on 22 January 2014.  Mr Millward was accused of failing in his duty under section 7 (a) of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, to take reasonable care for the […]Continue reading

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    The aim of this blog is to highlight the paradox which prevents a very significant group of consumers of government funded criminal legal aid services from choosing the client/solicitor relationship they do want and from escaping one they do not want. This is best illustrated by a simple example: Mr D is arrested for murder. […]Continue reading

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    The opposition to MOJ “reforms” and relentless cuts was founded on two beliefs; that the unity between Solicitors and Barristers was essential and that that any new “settlement”, refunding, withdrawal of two tier, could only be achieved by action, namely bringing chaos to the criminal justice system.    However self-interest was manifest in the positions […]Continue reading

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    We recently provided the Solicitors Regulation Authority with data regarding the diversity within our firm. For close to 40 years we have been a firm promoting the idea of diversity within the legal sector. Below is the results of our current diversity; Diversity Data Totals Role Partner 2 Solicitor 10 Paralegal/Trainee 2 Manager 2 Admin […]Continue reading

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      This piece is written specifically to address  what we believe to be  the   concerns of the  Minister of  Justice,  namely  to  go forward  with the most efficient and cost effective  criminal  justice system,  and to  maximise the scope for  “savings” whilst  continuing  to  provide  a suitable quality of  service.   We write under severe constraint […]Continue reading

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    A client recently raised  the issue of  hidden consequences of a criminal conviction.   Her son aged 22, had  pleaded  guilty to possession  with  intent to supply.  He received a  2  year suspended sentence. When  she came  to renew  her  home  insurance she discovered that this was a disclosable, material fact. Both her home and car insurance are now  […]Continue reading

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    I was one of the juniors who deputised at the South Eastern Circuit Heads of Chambers meeting. I follow the example of our leader, Max Hill QC, by not naming names or making observations about who said what. I simply offer my own point of view. Two fault lines are emerging. They are growing by […]Continue reading

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    Mark Troman was able to persuade magistrates at Feltham today they should not disqualify a driver who rushed home to attend to his injured child.   Despite criticism from the prosecution that he could have used an ambulance or a taxi the magistrates were still persuaded to show leniency. Many people are told that a […]Continue reading

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