15 year old held in custody over Christmas found not guilty of axe-point robbery

A 15 year old client of Bhatia Best was today found Not Guilty of an axe-point Robbery after a trial at Mansfield Youth Court. The boy, represented by partner Tom Oates, was facing a sentence of up to 2 years detention if found guilty. The victim of the robbery described how 2 males approached him […]

Ben Brown Qualifies as a Solicitor

Everyone at Bhatia Best would like to offer their congratulations to Ben Brown, who was today admitted to the roll of Solicitors in England & Wales. Ben works in our Criminal Defence Department and has been undertaking his Training over the past couple of years. All of that hard work has now paid off and […]

Colleen Webb – Reporting for Duty

Everyone at Bhatia Best would like to congratulate Colleen Webb on becoming a Duty Solicitor. Colleen, a solicitor in our Criminal Defence Department, has successfully completed the Magistrates Court Qualification accreditation. This intense process has two parts: a 25-case portfolio in which Colleen had to demonstrate the range of cases she had dealt with at […]

Matt Hayes – Reporting for Duty!

Everyone at Bhatia Best would like to congratulate Matt Hayes on becoming a Duty Solicitor. Matt, a solicitor in our Criminal Defence Department, has successfully completed the Magistrates Court Qualification accreditation. This intense process has two parts: a 25-case portfolio in which Matt had to demonstrate the range of cases he had dealt with at […]

Accreditation for Amy Lyons

Bhatia Best would like to congratulate Amy Lyons on becoming a fully-accredited Police Station Representative. Amy is a Criminal Defence paralegal in our busy Mansfield Office. The Accreditation process has two parts; the submission of a detailed written portfolio of cases and then a practical Critical Incidents Test. Amy has now passed both of these […]

Is it illegal to throw snowballs? Why you could be risking a PRISON SENTENCE for throwing snow

As the temperature is starting to fall, the Met Office has issued its annual snow warning. Scores of people will be donning scarves, hats and gloves and heading out to play in the snow, make snowmen and throw snowballs. But can throwing snowballs really get you in trouble with the law? An offence of common […]

Met police driver faces criminal investigation after ramming moped

A police officer is under criminal investigation after ramming into a moped rider who was left with serious head injuries and broken bones. The unnamed officer struck the scooter to deliberately stop the 17-year-old youth riding dangerously in Erith, southeast London, in November last year. The teenager, who was not wearing a helmet at the […]

Drink Driving: The Morning After The Night Before

Rebecca Williams, Duty Solicitor in our Criminal Department, talks about the risks involved with driving ‘the morning after the night before’.   We all know the dangers of going out, drinking and driving home; but what about driving the next morning? It’s that time of year of office parties, Christmas drinks and socialising with family […]

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 […]