News

  • 11 Jan 2019

    Burton Copeland shortlisted for Crime Team of the Year at the Law Society’s Manchester Legal Awards 2019

    Burton Copeland are delighted to announce that they have been shortlisted again in the Category of Crime Team of the Year at the Law Society’s Manchester Legal Awards 2019.
  • 20 Dec 2018

    Which Police Station will I be taken to if arrested in Greater Manchester?

    It used to be very straightforward that when someone was arrested that you would be able to readily guess what police station custody suite they would be taken to. Burton Copeland explain what happens when you are arrested in Greater Manchester.
  • 19 Dec 2018

    Christmas Opening Hours 2018

    Merry Christmas to all of our clients and colleagues. Our team will still be providing emergency police station advice representing clients who are appearing in court. We are available 24 hour a day, even on Christmas Day. Over the festive period our opening hours are as follows.
  • 19 Dec 2018

    Will I qualify for Criminal Legal Aid?

    Whether it is in the interests of justice that someone qualifies for legal aid in connection with criminal proceedings is determined with reference to ten questions known as the “Widgery Criteria”. The Legal Aid Agency must consider the following factors.
  • 07 Dec 2018

    Off Yer Bike !!

    A police officer is facing the possibility of prosecution following an incident in which he “nudged” a moped rider in the direction of the tarmac.
  • 04 Dec 2018

    Five things to look for in a Youth Court Solicitor

    It is really important that a youth court solicitor is knowledgeable and has experience of appearing in these courts in order for you get the best possible advice and outcome. Here's what to look for in a youth court solicitor.
  • 03 Dec 2018

    Our Mike Mackey is featured in the Law Society Messenger

    Our former Senior Partner Mike Mackey is featured in the Law Society messenger giving his views on the recent debate relating to Peter Hain using Parliamentary Privilege to name Sir Phillip Green following the Court of Appeal issuing an injunction preventing The Telegraph newspaper reporting on the issue.
  • 28 Nov 2018

    A Taxing Problem For Businesses

    It has now been over fourteen months since the main provisions of the Criminal Finances Act 2017 came into force on the 30th September 2017, and there are important things that business owners need to know
  • 27 Nov 2018

    Restorative Justice: How Does It Work?

    Restorative Justice, or RJ as it is often referred to is a way of punishing people who have committed and admitted crime as a direct alternative to a conviction.