Police knocking suspects off mopeds – is it legal?

Dramatic dashcam footage shows police in London ramming into suspected moped thieves – sending them flying into the air – as their war on crime takes a more hardline approach. The Home Secretary has voiced his support for the new tactic, calling it “exactly what we need”. However, many people – including the Shadow Home […]

Congratulations Frank & Sabeel!

Bhatia Best would like to congratulate Frank Sheeran and Sabeel Hussain on becoming fully-accredited Police Station Representatives. The Accreditation process has two parts; the submission of a detailed written portfolio of cases and then a practical Critical Incidents Test. Frank and Sabeel are both paralegals who are based in our busy Nottingham Criminal Defence Department […]

Kelly Shaw joins Bhatia Best

Everyone at Bhatia Best would like to say a big welcome to Kelly Shaw, who joined our expert Criminal Defence team in September 2018. Kelly is an accredited Police Station Representative. Kelly studied at Cardiff University and prior to working at Bhatia Best, worked as a Paralegal for another law firm in the East Midlands. […]

Q&A with Personal Injury Lawyer, Neal Bell

In this episode of Q&A, we talk to Neal Bell who heads up our Personal Injury department. 1. What is your name? Neal Bell 2. What is your role at Bhatia Best? Solicitor 3. Which department and office do you work in? Personal Injury, Nottingham 4. When did you join Bhatia Best? 1992 5. What […]

Criminal Lawyers – Why We Do What We Do

I represented a mother who was charged with a Public Order Act offence for allegedly threatening another woman, calling her a “nonce” and warning the other woman to stay away from our client’s daughter. She instructed us after her interview and while on police bail pending her first appearance at the magistrates court. Our client […]

Priscilla Adu Boahen joins Bhatia Best

Everyone at Bhatia Best would like to say a big welcome to Priscilla Adu Boahen, who joined our expert Public Law and Community Care Department in August 2018. Priscilla is a solicitor in our Public Law and Community Care Department. Priscilla joined Bhatia Best in August 2018 and put her decision down to our strong […]

Jail time to double for assaulting an emergency worker

Individuals who assault or attack emergency workers face longer jail terms as a new law backed by government comes into force. A new offence will double the maximum sentence from 6 to 12 months in prison for assaulting an emergency worker. This covers police, prison officers, custody officers, fire service personnel, search and rescue services […]

Grenfell Tower Bonfire Video – Has a crime been committed?

The recent sight of a Grenfell Tower model being lifted onto a bonfire and set alight will have disgusted all that viewed it. It has understandably been widely condemned but something that disgusts us is not always illegal. Following the arrest and subsequent release on bail of 6 people, the Police and Crown Prosecution Service […]