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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 }

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.

The Torts (Interference with Goods) Act: “Where’s my stuff?”

The Torts (Interference with Goods) Act: "Where's my stuff?"

The day my client was evicted from her flat, she was recovering from emergency cancer surgery at her friend’s home. And unlike the people in this photograph, she never saw her personal belongings again.

Katie Hopkins and the Twitter Pitchforks

Posted on: April 18th, 2015 | in Criminal law, Despicable You, Miscellany, Social Media

Why a little knowledge of the law is, erm, unhelpful and how Alex Andreou’s legal analysis of s18 of the Public Order Act 1986 is flawed: Can @metpoliceuk explain why this by @KTHopkins is not “racial hatred” caught by POA1986, PtIII? @TheSunNewspaper — Alex Andreou (@sturdyAlex) April 17, 2015 @sturdyAlex I’ve written on this… { Read More }

Poor (wo)man’s lawyer Meets 21st Century pro bono

Poor (wo)man’s lawyer Meets 21st Century pro bono

One of the best decisions I ever made was to start volunteering at the Toynbee Hall. I liked its “Poor Man’s Lawyer” roots, the buzz of the Wednesday evening first come, first served, advice free-for-all – and how Jack Profumo found his redemption there. I remember dropping in to the Wednesday evening general advice session… { Read More }

Challenging parking fines

Posted on: November 23rd, 2014 | in Despicable You, DIY Law, Miscellany, Motoring Law, Road Traffic law

Parked on private car park and have a “fine” on your windscreen? The Telegraph reports that Michael Green, a Cambridge law graduate, “is fighting to take every private parking firm in Britain to the High Court”. Mr Green may be on to something.