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Should I go No Comment at my police interview?

Should I go No Comment at my police interview?

Sometimes people ask me if they should “go no comment” in their police interviews. The big problem with this question is that they’re trying to figure it out for themselves, rather than asking asking the police station rep who has seen the police evidence. And the reason some ask this question is because they just… { Read More }

Should I accept a simple police caution?

Posted on: April 15th, 2019 | in Criminal law, DIY Law, Police, Private client criminal defence
Should I accept a simple police caution?

Most people at the police station want to get the experience over with as soon as possible. They turn down the free legal advice and accept simple police cautions because they’re scared of being charged with a crime. Some people think that a simple caution is just a formal warning that will put whatever’s happened… { Read More }

Contract disputes and saving driving licences

I’ve been resolving contract disputes lately – and during the last few weeks, I’ve been dealing with: Whether a “life-time membership” is enforceable against a purchaser of a private gym; The enforceability of  an agreement between non-married parents to send their child to a private school; and I’ve also been assisting a local government councillor… { 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 }

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?

Private Parking fines: Should I pay or fight?

Private Parking fines: Should I pay or fight?

My client was a bit surprised to get this parking fine “Notice” from APCOA in the post.

Life in the fast lane: a speeding success

Speeding success

Speeding in his Audi took my client from 70 mph to facing a driving disqualification in no time flat. He didn’t know about the controversial Hadecs 3 speed cameras at Clacket Lane, and was clocked at 103 mph. As the police did comply with procedure, and as my client accepted he was driving that fast,… { Read More }

Advice on Plea: A Second Opinion

A client came to me looking for a direct access barrister’s advice on his court martial plea. While he’d been given advice by a solicitor, who said they specialised in Military law, my client want to double check that advice – and make sure he was doing the right thing on the facts of his… { Read More }