Police must ‘learn lessons’ after vulnerable, deaf woman was unlawfully detained

Nottingham Magistrates concluded that there had been “considerable failings” after a severely vulnerable woman had been unlawfully detained by police officers. Following the conclusion of a trial today at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court, the three Justices took almost an hour and half to acquit our client of assaulting two police officers. Our client was a vulnerable […]

‘No Areas For Improvement’ – Bhatia Best Crime Department Receives Significant Praise

We are delighted to report that our Criminal Defence Department has received significant praise from a Legal Aid Agency ‘Peer Review’. These reviews are designed to ensure quality representation is provided by firms holding a Legal Aid Contract and if failed, can result in the contract being terminated. The Peer Review involves many case files […]

High Praise for Alexis Mercer

Bhatia Best were delighted to receive this positive feedback from a new client of ours, recently represented by Alexis Mercer in our Criminal Defence department: “I felt the need to write to you following the recent legal representation I received from your company.  I requested legal representation and was allocated Alexis Mercer from your firm. […]

“How do you plead?” …… “FREEZING!”

Court staff, solicitors and members of the public have been left shivering in recent weeks due to a heating fault at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court. HMCTS have so far failed to rectify the problem which has resulted in defendants and witnesses having to give evidence in uncomfortable cold. The heating at the Nottingham Justice Centre (which […]

Motoring Law Consultation SAVES CLIENT’S LICENCE

If you have a motoring law enquiry, a Notice of Intended Prosecution, online plea form or a court date, then it is worthwhile obtaining legal advice from a specialist motoring law solicitor. A Motoring Law Consultation is a 45-minute appointment with one of our Motoring Law Solicitors, where you can ask them to advise you […]

Paedophile Hunters found NOT GUILTY of false imprisonment!

A jury at Leeds Crown Court today returned a not guilty verdict for paedophile hunters accused of falsely imprisoning two men they suspected of being child sex offenders. Our client was part of the Leeds-based group Predator Exposure. Members of the group confronted two men on separate occasions after they had allegedly  taken part in […]

Derby County drink driving players sentenced to ‘community service’

Derby County FC footballers, Tom Lawrence and Mason Bennett, have pleaded guilty to drink driving and both were sentenced to ‘Community Service’. There has been a strong reaction on social media about the case, with some suggestions that the players have ‘gotten off lightly’. In this article, the head of our Motoring Law department, Tom […]

Case dropped against man accused of crashing his car whilst disqualified

A disqualified driver accused of causing a road traffic collision involving several vehicles has had his case thrown out today by Derby Magistrates’ Court. The client had been disqualified in July 2019 after reaching 12 penalty points. The police accused him of causing a road traffic collision in Derby in August. Officers attended the scene […]

Case dropped against man who was found in possession of a ‘weapon’

A man who had been charged with possessing a metal baseball bat in a public place has had the charge dropped, following work by Bhatia Best. The 24-year-old Nottingham man was pulled over by the police in July after they believed they could smell cannabis. Upon a search of the car, officers found a large […]

Congratulations Amy Lyons!

Everyone at Bhatia Best would like to congratulate Amy Lyons on being offered a Training Contract with the firm. Amy is a fully accredited Police Station Representative in our Criminal Defence department based at our Mansfield Office and previously worked in our Family & Child Law department. As a trainee solicitor, Amy will be on […]

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