“Convenience is fine for your shopping but not legal advice”

A Judge has found a law firm to be  in breach of duty after it assessed a client’s case for compensation without a face to face meeting and misjudged its extent.   His Honour Judge Gosnell in his Judgment at Leeds County Court said, “The system set up by the Defendants involving as it did, […]

Spencer Craig joins commercial law team

  Bhatia Best’s commercial law team has been further strengthened with the appointment of Spencer Craig, insolvency and debt collection specialist. Spencer has over 20 years of experience in dealing with all aspects of this work and enjoys a national reputation and following. He has acted for major UK companies and PLCs throughout his career. […]

New family law solicitor for Derby office

New Family Law Solicitor for Derby Office. After 25 years as a Partner at Pinders Solicitors in Derby, specialising in all aspects of Family Law including divorce, separation, cohabitee disputes, Children Act applications and care proceedings, I am delighted to have joined Bhatia Best one of the most progressive and forward thinking firms of Solicitors in […]


The Court of Appeal has this week granted permission to appeal in two landmark cases challenging the entitlement of Zambrano Carers to Homelessness Accommodation under Part VII Housing Act 1996 from Birmingham City & Nottingham City Council Bhatia Best are instructed on behalf of six Zambrano Carersin the  appeals which challenge the compatibility of The Allocation of Housing and […]

New offence of unlawful subletting

New offence of unlawful subletting The Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act 2013 came into force on 15th October of this year. The act criminalises what would previously have been solely a civil court issue. It is designed to protect social housing so that it is occupied by those in greatest need. It has the […]

No rise to Small Claims limit for Personal Injury claims

No rise to Small Claims limit for Personal Injury claims The Government has chosen to retain the present £1,000 threshold to recover costs in personal injury and clinical negligence claims. This will allow the continued representation by solicitors of the victims of minor personal injury and clinical negligence claims which are very often no less complex.  […]

Armed forces pensions and Divorce

Armed forces pensions and divorce   Sadly,the divorce rate for those enlisted in the armed forces is now double that of civilian couples. Many factors could influence this, such as long and multiple tours of duty, an increased workload and poor married quarters. When dealing with the finances of a divorce, a pension is often […]

Porada prawna w języku polskim – Legal advice available in Polish

Legal advice available in Polish. Bhatia Best are pleased to announce that Aleksandra Cebula has joined our Family Department. Aleksandra is a native Polish speaker and would be available to assist with interpreting at any appointment. Aleksandra has joined us as a paralegal as part of our placement scheme with Nottingham Trent University. Please ask for her assistance when coming into the office or […]

New family law solicitor in Derby office

Manesha Ruparel,  formerly of Larken & Co Solicitors in Newark, has joined Bhatia Best and is based in our Derby office.   Previously a partner at HMT solicitors, Manesha has a breadth of experience  in successfully dealing with  cases involving divorce, complex financial issues, domestic violence and children matters. Manesha has been qualified for more than five years […]

1100 Construction sites fail to meet basic safety standards

During September 2013 the Health & Safety Executive(HSE) carried out a number of unannounced visits to construction sites. The HSE has carried out inspections of a similar nature in the past.  The purpose being to enforce standards, prevent immediate risks, bring about improvements to the workplace and to ensure that the HSE’s expectations of the industry are met. […]

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