News

  • 09 Aug 2018

    GDC requirements for CPD: Are You At Risk?

    Are you a dentist or a dental care professional (DCP) worried about fulfilling the CPD requirements set by the GDC?
  • 09 Aug 2018

    Fair Trial - Tommy Robinson

    A jury is supposed to be free of both sympathy and prejudice for the defendant. Obviously, the jury was not impartial to Tom Robinson due to his race.
  • 08 Aug 2018

    Louise Straw Talks To The Messenger About The Falling Number Of Criminal Defence Solicitors

    We saw a familiar face in The Messenger last week, as Louise Straw, one of our Managing Partners spoke about the fall in the number of criminal defence solicitors entering the industry.
  • 31 Jul 2018

    Length of GMC investigations: are things about to change?

    On 25 May 2018 the High Court handed down its judgment in relation to the appeal of the decision of the Medical practitioners Tribunal Service in relation Dr Ruth Hill.
  • 30 Jul 2018

    GPhC Pre-Registration Assessment

    As any aspiring student pharmacist will know, pre-registration trainees are required to sit the GPhC’s Pre-Registration Assessment before they are able to become a fully qualified pharmacist. The assessment has two papers and a pre-registration pharmacist is able to sit this assessment three times. If they have not passed the assessment by the third attempt, their careers in pharmacy are effectively over as the GPhC will not allow them to progress without passing the assessment.
  • 17 May 2018

    Released Under Investigation – What Does Is Mean?

    Since the 3rd April 2017 when the Policing & Crime Act 2017 came into force, most people arrested by the police and interviewed as a suspect under caution are then ‘Released Under Investigation’ (RUI).
  • 04 May 2018

    burton copeland make history

    Burton Copeland have recently announced the appointment of Jonathan Wall as the first non qualified partner in their 30 year history.
  • 02 May 2018

    Burton Copeland Welcomes A New Face To The Team

    In the latest development in a long period of growth, we’re proud to welcome a new solicitor to the Burton Copeland team.
  • 27 Apr 2018

    When Can An Apology Assist In Criminal Law?

    If you have been wrongly accused of a crime then you would inevitably want a solicitor who would fight tooth and nail in order to win the case. But what about when you find yourself in trouble with the courts as you have made a mistake? Often, a simple ‘sorry’ can go a long way in assisting you.
  • 27 Apr 2018

    Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System

    Mental illness and mental health issues play a prominent role within the Criminal Justice System, not least because a significant proportion of defendants suffer with mental health issues.