What is the Court of Protection?

25th April 2018

Recently a Judge in the Court of Protection gave permission for blood samples to be taken from Sergei and Yulia Skripal, who are both in a coma in hospital after the nerve agent attack in Salisbury, so that tests can be carried out by chemical weapon experts. But what is the Court of Protection?  It […]

Divorce and Finances

23rd April 2018

Question: “My husband and I have been married for 3 years. Over the past year our relationship has gone downhill due to my husband’s alcoholism which has resulted in heated arguments witnessed by our young children. I have ensured that the house is in my sole name, how do I get a divorce and does […]

What happens at the Crown Court?

19th April 2018

Question: “I have recently appeared at the Magistrates’ Court and my case has now gone up to the Crown Court. I intend to plead not guilty. What will happen at the Crown Court?” Answer: Your first appearance at the Crown Court will be at a Plea and Pre-Trial Preparation Hearing when you will be required […]

Reasonable force against a burglar

18th April 2018

Question: “I am totally confused. How much force is a person allowed to use to protect their own home from burglars or other intruders?” Answer: There has been a lot of discussion about the recent case in the media where an intruder died after he appears to have been stabbed by an elderly householder. Some […]