Why is criminal law so important?

The criminal law regulates how we as individuals deal with each other and how companies and businesses, deal with us and indeed how the government local and national deals with us.

Criminal Law FAQ’S

Who is responsible for the criminal law? Mostly Parliament are responsible for the criminal law. The Ministry of Justice are responsible for the management of courts and the prison service and the general infrastructure of the criminal law. However legislation that is enforced by the criminal law comes from all departments of the government. There…

Anonymity for Child Offenders

      Something that may have gone unnoticed is that the Government has undertaken a review of the youth justice system.  This review by Charlie Taylor has been published last month and amongst many things it seems to suggest the following: “Once the child turns 18 years of age they may once again be reported,…

Exmouth RFC v Clifton Rugby – Saturday 3rd December 2016

On Saturday 3rd December my firm were the proud sponsors of Exmouth Rugby Club v Clifton Rugby and were lucky enough to watch a high class game of rugby. Unfortunately Exmouth had a poor first half but then went on to claw their way back into contention against a very strong Clifton side. What was…

Accused of mis-treatment of care home residents or vulnerable people?

    There was a programme on the BBC last month regarding the suggestion that patients within a residential care home had been mistreated.  Such stories are increasingly common and it is quite clear that those who work within the care sector are increasingly under pressure as a result of local authority cuts, closures of…

How important is your driving licence to you?

Whilst very few people fall foul of the most serious criminal allegations, many people are accused of road traffic offences. Such offences are very often the most complicated because the legislation is wide and various. Many firms have emerged in recent years as specialists in this field. A driving licence is crucial to many people…

Why do you need a solicitor at the police station?

This is a constant question that I am often asking clients “Why didn’t you ask for a solicitor”. I still find it baffling bearing in mind that the reason why a person is asked to attend the police station or arrested is because they are suspected of committing a criminal offence. My view is simple,…

Welcome to Katrina Byrne

I am very pleased to welcome Katrina Byrne to Nunn Rickard as a consultant. I have known Katrina for many years whilst she was a partner at her own firm Trinity and I am very glad that she has agreed to lend her many years of experience and expertise to my firm. I am certain…