News

  • 07 Feb 2019

    Why does Manchester have two Crown Courts?

    Burton Copeland have been acting on behalf of clients appearing at both Manchester Crown Courts for over 40 years. Here is why Manchester has two Crown Courts.
  • 31 Jan 2019

    Law Society Start Campaign to Fix the Broken Criminal Justice System

    The Law Society has today started a campaign to urge the government to fix the broken criminal justice system in England & Wales, a campaign that Burton will be supporting wholeheartedly as we see people just like Peter every week.
  • 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.