January 6, 2020

Report of Law Society Council Meeting 5th December 2019

Summary.

New members

New members were welcomed and introduced themselves to Council.

Jo Mensah-Dankwah – Black Solicitors Network.

Nina Ferris - Merseyside and district.

James Kitching – JLD solicitors not more than 5 years PQE.

You can find a list of all Council members on our website.

One minute’s silence

At the start of the meeting, Simon Davis, the president, led one minute’s...

December 13, 2019

R v AM.

On the 11th December 2019 our client was found not guilty by a jury at Maidstone Crown Court of an alleged fraudulent evasion of duty. The Solicitor dealing with the case was Linas Bajorunas who demonstrated exceptional client care to our client who had been extradited from Lithuania and unable to leave the United Kingdom for eleven months whilst this case was pending. Linas had also put in a remarkable level of work in...

November 1, 2019

The government plans to close a legal loophole that has allowed drivers who use mobile phones to film or take photographs to escape prosecution.

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November 1, 2019

'Horrific' mental health hospitals need 'urgent' reform, report says:

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October 31, 2019

Richard Atkinson and Scott Neilson of Tuckers Kent Branch joined Graham Jones on BBC Radio Kent last night for the 'Criminal Justice in England and Wales' discussion. To listen to the show, click here: http://ow.ly/zg9y50wYfWy 

October 31, 2019

Scott Neilson, a Partner at Tuckers Kent Branch, attended and spoke at the Wellbeing in Criminal Justice Conference at the Christchurch University in Canterbury on 9th October to coincide with World Mental Health Day.

Mary Makinde, a Lecturer in Forensic Investigation at Canterbury Christchurch University, opened and welcomed everyone to the conference. She states that 1 in 4 people experience mental health problems in UK, and...

October 14, 2019

Summary: The Council agreed the Law Society (LS) business plan and budget for 2019-20. It also considered the LS’s work and position on Brexit, heard updates the work to deliver for our members, and had a number of discussions including the LS’s relationship with the SRA, the latest on the Solicitors Qualifying Exam and our Diversity and Inclusion Charter. 

Brexit

The Law Society, as the professional body for solicitors. has a p...

September 11, 2019

There continues to be uncertainty about how and when the UK will leave the EU. The Government’s stated intention is still to leave the EU on 31 October; however, the UK Parliament is currently taking steps to avoid this if a deal is not passed before the next European Council meeting. As uncertainty remains, we are advising our members to begin or continue to prepare for this eventuality as a no deal could occur on 31 October...

May 22, 2019

Wednesday 15th May 2019 saw the Kent Branch of Tuckers Solicitors raise their profile not only with other businesses in Kent but also amongst royalty.

A team from Chatham and Margate attended Business Vision Live - the largest gathering of business professionals in the South East and spent the day raising the profile of Tuckers Solicitors.  Talking to some of the 3000 or more delegates who attend this annual event the team shar...

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