Q&A with Emma Leivers, Criminal Defence Solicitor

In this edition of the Bhatia Best Q&A Session, we talk to Emma Leivers who is a Criminal Defence Solicitor at our Derby office. 1. What is your name? Emma Leivers 2. What is your role at Bhatia Best? Solicitor & co-manager of Criminal Department at Derby 3. Which department and office do you work in? […]

Private Fostering

Fostering does not necessarily have to be arranged by the Local Authority. It is possible that a child can be privately cared for and accommodated by someone other than a parent, someone with parental responsibility or a relative. This is a private arrangement set up between the person with parental responsibility and the private foster […]

Q & A with: Ciara Best

In this episode of the “Bhatia Best Q&A”, we meet Ciara Best who is a Paralegal in our busy Civil Department. 1. What is your name? Ciara Best 2. What is your role at Bhatia Best? Paralegal 3. Which department and office do you work in? Civil Department- Nottingham office. 4. When did you join […]

Advocacy and the Vulnerable

Over the past few weeks Solicitors in the Criminal Defence department here at Bhatia Best have been undertaking specialist ‘Advocacy and the Vulnerable’ training. This in-depth training programme has been provided by a Queen’s Counsel (QC) from the local Bar and overseen by The Law Society. The ‘Advocacy and the Vulnerable’ training programme has been […]

Non-Molestation Orders

Lucy Winterburn, a solicitor in our Family Department, offers some guidance in relation to non-molestation orders. A non molestation order is a court order to protect you from domestic violence. In order to apply for one, it must be against a relevant person. A relevant person can be someone you are or have been in […]

Released Under Investigation (RUI) – What does it mean?

In this article, Ben Brown, Trainee Solicitor in our Criminal Defence Department, offers some guidance on being ‘released under investigation’ following an arrest. If you’re reading this, you have probably had an interview with the police and been “released under investigation”. You probably have no idea what’s going on, haven’t heard from the police in […]

Q & A with: Christina Mavromati, Family Law Solicitor

In this installment of the “Bhatia Best Q&A”, we meet Christina Mavromati who is a Family Law Solicitor at our Mansfield office. 1. What is your name? Christina Mavromati 2. What is your role at Bhatia Best? Solicitor 3. Which department and office do you work in? Family and Children Law, Mansfield 4. When did […]

Medical cannabis to be legalised in the UK

Medical cannabis will be made available on prescription within weeks after it was approved for use by the government. Medical cannabis will be made available on prescription within weeks after it was approved for use by the government. The landmark move will pave the way for thousands of patients battling serious conditions to get relief […]

Can you legally smash a car window to save a dog?

As we continue to enjoy an unusually hot British summer, the issue of people leaving dogs in hot cars will unfortunately arise. Leaving a dog in a hot car can be extremely dangerous and pet owners should avoid doing it. If a dog dies as a result of being left in a hot car, the […]

Postal Requisitions – Avoid an Arrest!

If you have been interviewed on a voluntary basis or released under investigation, you may receive a Postal Requisition requiring you to attend court. Rebecca Williams, Solicitor, offers some advice on Postal Requisitions and how to avoid an arrest for missing your Court date. What is a Postal Requisition? It is a letter telling you […]