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HMOs, Leaseholders & Estate Agents at Magistrates Courts

I’ve been busy advising landlords on HMO liability over the past month. Some were looking for “quick” advice. While I am known for turning round work fast – “quick” is another matter. “Quick” implies, “off the top of your head, what’s the answer?” Whether a person has HMO liability will depend on the facts of… { Read More }

Papers, please (Magistrates Court Style)

Papers, please (Krakow, 1941)

Defendants in court now must declare their nationality. If a Defendant is a citizen of more than one country, s/he must declare all citizenships held. As of 13 November 2017, “A person commits an offence if, without reasonable excuse, that person fails to comply with such a requirement, whether by providing false or incomplete information… { Read More }

In the frame for Assault Obstruct PC? Read this.

Posted on: December 17th, 2017 | in Advocacy, Criminal law, Direct Access Barristers, DIY Law
In the frame for Assault Obstruct PC? Read this.

I represented a family who were all charged with Assault / Obstruct PC. After engaging in deep legal research and repeated viewing of the police officers’ body worn camera footage – as well as CCTV from the local council, I was able to effectively cross-examine the officers – taking each of their versions apart, brick… { Read More }

Speeding Success: the 75 in a 40 hopeless case

Speeding Success: the 75 in a 40 hopeless case

Speeding down the North Cray Road, and having clocked somebody driving 75 mph in a 40 zone, the traffic officer was sure this one would stick. But I found a technical defence and my client walked away from the Bexley Magistrates Court with his clean licence intact. His father said: “Kristin was great today and… { Read More }

My Theft Mindmap

Posted on: May 8th, 2017 | in Criminal law, Get qualified

Students get a bit overwhelmed at this time of year – and panic about how they are going to learn – and memorise lots of law. Because I’m more of a “show me” type of learner, I make mind maps. Here’s a partial theft mind map for you to complete.

These finding legal advice tips will amaze you

These finding legal advice tips will amaze you

Lots of people are looking for legal advice but no-one wants to deal with a lawyer to get it. Amirite?

Liz Truss’s Domestic Violence Sleight of Hand

Posted on: February 12th, 2017 | in Advocacy, Criminal law, Despicable You, Women & the Law
Liz Truss's Domestic Violence Sleight of Hand

This Government talks a big game when it comes to protecting victims of domestic violence – but it’s all sleight of hand.

Legal Aid & the Myth of Doing More with Less

Legal Aid & the Myth of Doing More with Less

Oh look! The Daily Mail have just run another hit piece on the legal profession.