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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 }

Yes fans, it is possible to get a Football Banning Order for throwing gum in the stands

Yes fans, it is possible to get a Football Banning Order for throwing gum in the stands

Thinking of throwing gum at away fans? Don’t do it.

I can’t remember who was driving and s172

I can't remember who was driving and s172

s172s need to be taken seriously. Here’s how I know: Every once in a while, I prosecute road traffic matters for the CPS. The majority of the prosecutions on a typical Magistrates Court Traffic list are s172 Road Traffic Act matters (failure to give information as to the identity of the driver). Most drivers tell… { Read More }