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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 }

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 }

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.

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 }

How to instruct a Direct Access Barrister

I’ve been a Direct Access Barrister since 2012 and, before that, I was a practising Solicitor. This experience has helped me develop an effective three-step way of working which saves time and money – and ensures my clients get the best possible result.

Dr Clifford Mann: Apparatchiks & why it’s important to leave the law to the legal professionals

Posted on: December 28th, 2014 | in Criminal law, DIY Law, Get qualified, Public law
Dr Clifford Mann: Apparatchiks & why it’s important to leave the law to the legal professionals

SEP (Somebody else’s problem) Alert: Dr Clifford Mann, President of the College of Emergency Medicine, has devised a novel approach to relieving pressure on A & E medical staff by blaming police for drunk people at A&E. The BBC reports Dr Mann saying: Police should crack down on binge drinking to stop hospital staff being distracted… { Read More }

Drink Drive at the Highbury Magistrates Court

Christmas drink drive drama? Highbury Magistrates Court will re-open for business on Boxing Day to deal with the Christmas fall-out. All first appearances before the Judge or Magistrates are held in the Remand Court. One of the Highbury court rooms will be a dedicated Remand Court – and this is where charges are read, pleas are… { Read More }