News

  • 21 Apr 2017

    increased fines for speeding offences

    Marking an increased seriousness or for financial gain? The Sentencing Counsel has announced an increase in the financial penalty for the highest tier speeding offences. Convicted motorists will now face a fine 50% in excess of that which they had previously, calculated against their income.
  • 05 Apr 2017

    Jonathan Wall congratulated in the Messenger

    Our Jonathan Wall congratulated and celebrated in the Law Society Manchester Messenger on his recent accolade of being nominated "Paralegal of the Year" at the Manchester Legal Awards.
  • 04 Apr 2017

    gphc revises marking processes for registration assessments

    In March 2017 the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) announced that its Board of Assessors will be changing the way in which it marks its registration assessments in that candidates will no longer be able to have their papers re-marked and a multi stage checking process will be put into place instead.
  • 31 Mar 2017

    Damian Wall "privileged and invigorated" at being made partner.

    After over a quarter of a century of dedication to Burton Copeland, recently qualified Damian Wall is made partner of the firm he started at over 30 years ago as an office junior.
  • 27 Mar 2017

    true or false: driving offence myths debunked

    From texting in traffic jams to applying lippy when the lights are on red, we’ve heard every driving offence myth there is. Let’s look at some of the most common driving tales and determine which are true and which are false:
  • 24 Mar 2017

    speeding fines to rise by 50% in april

    Drivers found guilty of serious speeding offences will face harsher penalties following new sentencing guidelines for magistrates.
  • 20 Mar 2017

    monday 20 march 2017 is world oral health day!

    We are solicitors acting for dentists and dental professionals when they face investigation in the workplace or by the General Dental Council. As 20 March 2017 is World Oral Health Day, we thought it might be fun to look at oral hygiene past and present.
  • 16 Mar 2017

    st patrick’s day

    St Patrick’s Day fast approaches and it is expected that the patron saint of the Emerald Isle will be toasted with the usual reverence. It is one of those times of year, whether Irish or not, people become swept up in the community spirit and enjoy the food, drink and live music available at many of the Irish bars in Manchester. Bars such as; O’Shea’s, Mulligans and O’Driscolls, are pulling out all the stops to make this a weekend to remember. The Hard Rock Café is even giving away free Guinness burgers to all revellers who are named Patrick.
  • 13 Mar 2017

    calling witnesses and video link evidence in fitness to practise proceedings

    In January 2017 the High Court heard the appeal of Dr Ali Abbas against the decision of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (“MPTS”) to erase his name from the medical register. Dr Abbas appealed to the High Court following his MPTS Fitness to Practise Panel hearing on a number of grounds.