Sometimes when representing people we hear complaints about the way they have been treated by the police. Sometimes those complaints are justified, sometimes they are without merit. However if you have a sense of grievance about the way you have been treated there are avenues open to redress that treatment. How that is approached will depend on when the complaint arises and what the complaint is about. There are common things that people complain about. They often relate to o
Although not strictly a 'legal' question we often find that our clients face financial difficulties which can be very stressful: sometimes this can also be the back-story as to why a criminal offence has been committed. However there are steps that can be taken to help in such a situation as well as organisations willing to help for free. Many individuals have some form of creditor whether it be a mortgage lender, landlord, credit card provider, bank overdraft or store card.
Law Society Council Meeting 3rd June 2020 - Report. Introduction This was Council’s first full meeting conducted remotely in the light of the current pandemic, and was very successful in allowing Council members to hear about the Law Society’s extensive activities in support of the profession and the public over the last months, and to ask questions in order to hold office holders and the chief executive fully to account. Consulting on the practising fee Now more than ever, w
Sometimes when a vehicle has been involved in a road traffic offence the registered keeper is sent a 'Notice of Intended Prosecution' and a requirement to provide details of the driver is included. What do you do though if you do not know who was driving the vehicle at the time? When an offence is committed by a person driving the vehicle the police will usually contact the DVLA to obtain details of the registered keeper. The vehicle is most usually identified by information
For most people the thought of having a crown court trial strikes fear into their hearts, especially if this is a new and unfamiliar experience. What then does it mean in practical terms to have your case go to trial and what can you expect of the process? There is often a long gap between the day you enter your not guilty plea and the first day of your trial. This is to allow for both the prosecution and defence to get ready for trial. One of the things your Tucker's solicit