New Family Law Solicitor for the Nottingham Office

New Family Law Solicitor for the Nottingham Office We are pleased to announce that Lucy Keiller LL.B (Hons)has joined our Bhatia Best team in Nottingham. Lucy trained at Fish & Co In Wolverhampton having already worked in Criminal Law at a local firm here in Nottingham. Lucy studied Law At Birmingham City University before completing her vocational studies at Nottingham Law School. As well as working […]

High Court Injunction obtained for client in need of urgent open heart surgery

High Court Injunction obtained for client in need of urgent open heart surgery   Urgent action has been taken on behalf of a client of this firm to secure a High Court Order, compelling the Home Office to lift a provision preventing her from accessing public funds to enable urgent medical treatment to be carried […]

Residence and Contact Orders – Who wins?

Residence and Contact Orders When parents decide to end their relationship the issue of what happens to the children is often the paramount concern. The terms “custody” and “access” are still frequently used by members of the public and the media. However these terms are rather archaic in the justice system, with lawyers and other professionals using “residence” […]

CPS fail to serve evidence for “financial reasons”.

In a remarkable case before Blackfriars Crown Court (R. v. Andrews) his honour Judge Peter Murphy refused to allow the CPS to admit evidence which was to be served on the defence only on the second day of a trial of three defendants accused of conspiracy to supply class A drugs. The result of that ruling was […]

Public Law Legal Aid Contract Extended

Public law legal aid contract extended to 2015 Legal aid has been subject to savage cuts in 2013, and further cuts are forecast for 2014 and beyond. Public law contracts(to do judicial review work) were  set to come to an end in March 2014, but the LAA have now announced that our contract will be […]

February trial date set for legal aid dispute between Bhatia Best and The Lord Chancellor.

February trial date set for legal aid dispute between Bhatia Best and The Lord Chancellor. Bhatia Best commenced High Court proceedings against The Lord Chancellor in September 2013 to challenge the scope of legal aid under its Public Law contract. Since April 2013, The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) on behalf of The Lord Chancellor have […]

Legal Aid Cuts and government mis-information

Criminal lawyers throughout the country protested today against proposed cuts in criminal legal aid. The Government’s proposals threaten the viability of defence firms and will discourage newly qualified lawyers from going into this vital area of law. Most frightening has been the misleading information put out by the government last week in respect of barrister’s […]

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