News

  • 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.
  • 26 Nov 2018

    Explained: Domestic Violence Protection Orders (DVPOs) & Notices (DVPNs)

    The police will often issue Domestic Violence Protection Notices (DVPNs) following allegations of domestic violence where the alleged perpetrator has not been charged.
  • 23 Nov 2018

    Fishing ‘Rod’ Licences & the Law

    Under Section 27 of the Salmon & Freshwater Fisheries Act, 1975, anyone aged 13 or older in English and Wales must have a valid rod licence to fish in freshwater.
  • 20 Nov 2018

    A Curious Tale of Two Police Stations

    For those in the car, or walking up The Gateway in Newton Heath in Manchester, they are then confronted by the curious tale of two different police stations situated at either side of The Gateway.