Why Do I Need A Solicitor?

The court service of England and Wales seeks to accommodate and assist people acting in person. This is the case whether you have a criminal, civil, matrimonial or employment problem. However acting for oneself in any court or tribunal can often be a daunting prospect, particularly for someone with little or no legal experience. The…

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…

Who begins proceedings in criminal law?

The simple answer is anyone can commence proceedings for a crime. It is rare for individuals to start proceedings because it is so expensive and there are mechanisms in place to stop people starting frivolous prosecutions.

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…