Free IPad?

23rd July 2015

In the past some firms of Solicitors appeared so desperate for personal injury clients that they offered people incentives to come to them with their personal injury claim.  The incentives included free Ipads, and cash inducements/advances.  Many people stated they never actually received the promised benefits despite using such a firm for their claim.  Thankfully […]

Criminal Law FAQs

20th July 2015

1. I have to go to court for a criminal case – will I be able to get legal aid? This depends on two things. First of all whether you are financially eligible. If you have disposable income or capital above a certain amount you may not be eligible for legal aid. Secondly it depends […]

Changes to Domestic Violence Regulations

17th July 2015

Head of the International Family department Cris McCurley has been very active both as a member of the United Nations CEDAW Committee Shadow Report writing group and as a member of Justice Alliance in campaigning to change the rules demanding that victims of domestic abuse provide evidence that they are “genuine victims”. Perhaps one of […]

“Medical Blunders cost NHS billions”

16th July 2015

Peter Henry, Consultant in our Clinical Negligence department provides his insightful comment on a recent article in the Daily Telegraph headed “Medical Blunders cost NHS billions” in which the reporter has gone all out to bash Claimant Lawyers pursuing claims for those victims of clinical negligence. This article completely misses the point. The very same […]

Supporters of Northern Pride 2015

This years London Pride had a record number of LGBT Lawyers in the parade, all wearing the new Legal Hero t-shirt. Ben Hoare Bell will be joining the LGBT Federation on their stall this year and have fab t-shirts as give aways to celebrate the great work done by the Legal Heroes on behalf of […]

Remembrance for Victims of Honour Killing

15th July 2015

Yesterday members of the International Family Law team joined with the Angelou Centre staff and survivors of honour violence in paying respect at the first annual day of remembrance for victims of honour killing. The date was picked as it is the birthday of Shafilea Ahmed, murdered by her parents in 2004. Shafilea’s parents were […]

FGM Protection Orders

13th July 2015

The Ministry of Justice have announced that as of the 17th July 2015 special female genital mutilation (FGM) Protection Orders are to come into force. These can be obtained in the Family court in the same way as Forced Marriage Protection Orders. This has all happened very fast as the Ministry of Justice wanted the […]

Medical Negligence FAQs

1. How do I choose the right solicitor for clinical negligence? It is essential that a potential clinical negligence claim is investigated by a clinical negligence specialist.  To assist you in choosing the right specialist look for a solicitor with an appropriate accreditation to a specialist clinical negligence scheme such as the Law Society Clinical […]

Medomsley Detention Centre – July 2015

8th July 2015

Durham Constabulary has been contacted by over 1000 former inmates of Medomsley Detention Centre. Victims report that they were physically and sexually abused by members of staff at the detention centre between the 1960s and 1980s. The investigation named ‘Operation Seabrook’ is now the biggest investigation into child abuse in the UK. As part of […]

Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards

3rd July 2015

On the 1st July I attended the 13th annual Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards (or ‘LALYs’ as they are also known). The LALYs celebrate the work of legal aid lawyers across the country and it is a great event for like-minded people to come together and to celebrate the work they do (and […]