Fake News: There is no new law which “instantly bans” motorists who are caught on the phone

If you’re a Facebook user, you’ve probably seen a post circulating this week warning of a new law which introduces an “instant ban” for drivers caught using their mobile phones. The post, which even has official GOV.UK branding is (for want of a better phrase) “fake news”. The DVLA has issued a warning over the […]

Police Interviews: Know Your Rights

In this article, partner and head of our Mansfield office Tom Oates discusses police interviews and the importance of benefiting from expert legal advice. Whenever an individual is interviewed by the Police, whether under arrest or voluntarily, they face the risk of criminal prosecution and are entitled to free and independent legal representation. Despite this, […]

Congratulations Alexis

Bhatia Best would like to congratulate Alexis Vandyke-Mercer on becoming a fully-accredited Police Station Representative. Alexis is a Criminal Defence paralegal in our busy Nottingham Office. Having previously undertaken her placement year as a Law student with the firm, Alexis returned after completing her Legal Practice Course and quickly set about becoming an accredited Police […]

Exam success for Amy Lyons!

Everyone at Bhatia Best would like to extend their congratulations to Amy Lyons for passing her Criminal Written Examination as part of the Police Station Accreditation process. Amy is a paralegal based in the Criminal Defence department at our Mansfield office. Having only moved over from the Family department in late-2017, Amy has wasted no […]

Changes to domestic violence evidence requirements come into effect

From 8 January 2018, victims of domestic violence will get more support in taking abusive former partners to court. Changes to evidence requirements in private family law disputes have come into effect. There will no longer be a time limit on abuse evidence, which previously stood at five years. Additionally, the range of documents accepted […]