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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A recent ‘long read’ in the Guardian discussed the issue of our internal sense  of ‘I’ suggesting that our inability to explain consciousness was ironic given our ability to explain so much of our environment (not including gravity, dark matter and dark energy). What was not discussed is an evolutionary and cultural approach as an […]Continue reading

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