Priscilla Adu Boahen joins Bhatia Best

Everyone at Bhatia Best would like to say a big welcome to Priscilla Adu Boahen, who joined our expert Public Law and Community Care Department in August 2018. Priscilla is a solicitor in our Public Law and Community Care Department. Priscilla joined Bhatia Best in August 2018 and put her decision down to our strong […]

NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY AND BHATIA BEST SOLICITORS

NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY AND BHATIA BEST SOLICITORS – A FIRM RELATIONSHIP   The annual influx of Placement Students from the Nottingham Trent University’s (LLB) Sandwich Placement Programme commenced work at Bhatia Best Solicitors this week. There are seven Placement Students in this year’s intake:- Rebecca Singleton – Public Law and Community Care Department. Lara Bethell […]

Public Law Legal Aid Contract Extended

Public law legal aid contract extended to 2015 Legal aid has been subject to savage cuts in 2013, and further cuts are forecast for 2014 and beyond. Public law contracts(to do judicial review work) were  set to come to an end in March 2014, but the LAA have now announced that our contract will be […]

February trial date set for legal aid dispute between Bhatia Best and The Lord Chancellor.

February trial date set for legal aid dispute between Bhatia Best and The Lord Chancellor. Bhatia Best commenced High Court proceedings against The Lord Chancellor in September 2013 to challenge the scope of legal aid under its Public Law contract. Since April 2013, The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) on behalf of The Lord Chancellor have […]

COURT OF APPEAL GRANTS PERMISSION IN TWO LANDMARK ZAMBRANO CARERS CASES.

The Court of Appeal has this week granted permission to appeal in two landmark cases challenging the entitlement of Zambrano Carers to Homelessness Accommodation under Part VII Housing Act 1996 from Birmingham City & Nottingham City Council Bhatia Best are instructed on behalf of six Zambrano Carersin the  appeals which challenge the compatibility of The Allocation of Housing and […]

BHATIA BEST CHALLENGE TO UKBA’S POLICY THAT PROHIBITS VULNERABLE FAMILIES FROM ACCESSING PUBLIC FUNDS

  Bhatia Best is working closely with a growing number of vulnerable families to challenge UKBA’s decision to stop families and children with the right to work and reside in the United Kingdom from accessing state benefits and council accommodation. Changes to Immigration Rules came into effect in July 2012 which allow families who have […]

Legal Aid Cuts – “A View from the Judiciary”

‘The duty to face up to these problems does not just lie with the Government” In a recent public lecture to the Institute for Government, President of the Supreme Court, Lord Neuberger has again spoken out on the Legal Aid Cuts. In recent months the Legal Sector has shown significant opposition to the Government’s proposed […]

High Court gives judgment in Operation Nutmeg Test Case

The High Court this morning handed down its judgment in the test case of R v A Chief Constable [2013] EWHC 2864 (Admin) challenging operation nutmeg. Bhatia Best represent a number of individuals challenging the lawfulness of approaches by the police  to request DNA samples from ex-offenders decades after their offences were committed. The Police and Criminal Evidence Act as […]

Successful challenge in homelessness cases

Bhatia Best has represented four individuals in linked appeals against Birmingham City Council, challenging the authority’s decision to refuse eligibility for homelessness support, under Part 7 Housing Act 1996. The Appellants in each of the four appeals had approached the authority for support, complaining that they had exhausted all other avenues in the United Kingdom […]

Every Child in Need

The Department of Education is proposing wide-ranging changes to the legal framework which protects society’s most vulnerable children throughout England and Wales, removing the obligation on Local Authorities to act swiftly in assessing the needs of children at potential risk. The proposals are set out in a consultation which runs until 4th September 2012 (https://www.education.gov.uk/aboutdfe/departmentalinformation/consultations/a00211065/revised-safeguarding-guidance.). […]

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