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 […]

Taxi Licensing Appeals Success for Amjid Ibrahim

Amjid Ibrahim, one of our specialist Taxi Licensing Solicitors, has today received offers from Derby City Council to successfully conclude three of his client’s Appeals against their Taxi Licence Revocation. In all three separate cases, the Council accepted the representations that had been made by Mr Ibrahim and agreed to reinstate the taxi licences before […]

RECRUITING – Crime Solicitor – Mansfield Office

We are currently looking to expand our Criminal Defence team at our Mansfield Office. As a result, we are inviting applications from qualified solicitors specialising in Criminal Defence. All PQE (including newly qualified) will be considered. Whilst Duty Solicitor status is desirable, it is not necessary. Any successful applicants without Duty status would be supported […]

Richard Bannister Returns to Bhatia Best

Proving that once you’ve been part of the (Bhatia) Best, it’s difficult to stay away, everyone would like to wish Richard Bannister a warm ‘welcome back’ to the firm. Richard is a solicitor in our Family Law department, primarily based at our Nottingham Office. He specialises in Private Law matters, with a real talent when […]

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