Associateship for Raj Manan

Bhatia Best Solicitors are delighted to announce that Raj Manan has been promoted to the role of Associate. Raj is based in our Civil Department, predominantly at our Nottingham Office and he undertakes a varied caseload. Raj has recently been spearheading the firm’s new Claims Against Public Authority legal aid contract, which can help those […]

Associateship for Jenny Gerrard

Bhatia Best Solicitors are delighted to announce that Jenny Gerrard has been promoted to the role of Associate. Jenny is based in our Criminal Defence department at Nottingham and has been a key member of the team for over 10 years. Jenny has a specialism in Youth Court work and has built up a large […]

Alexis Mercer qualifies as a Solicitor

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

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 […]

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