New Coronavirus Laws: What are they?

What is the new law and when did it come into force? The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 came into force on Thursday 26th March 2020. Under the new law, police officers can order members of the public to go home, leave an area, and have the power to disperse a group. What […]

Case dropped against mother of disabled child for failing to attend school

Hetal Patel (a solicitor in our Nottingham Criminal Department) recently represented a client who was being prosecuted by the Local Authority for failing to ensure her child attended school. The client’s son was a 14-year-old boy who at the age of 3 suffered a serious brain injury following contracting meningitis. This caused the child to […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

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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