Is it legal to use the new hover boards on footpaths?

27th October 2015

Question: My son has recently come home with an electric Self-Balancing Scooter which I understand is also known as a ‘Hover board’. He tells me it is perfectly legal but I am worried about whether it may be an offence to use it in public. Can you tell me if this is classed as a […]

Durham Police Have No Black Officers

26th October 2015

In a speech given to the National Black Police Association by Theresa May on 22 October 2015, the Home Secretary stated that Police Forces do not reflect the communities they serve.  Four of the Forty Three Police Forces in England and Wales employ no black Police Officers including two of our local Forces – Durham […]

BHB Paralegal Talks to the Chronicle

23rd October 2015

Ronagh Craddock, Paralegal at Ben Hoare Bell, is currently working in the Health and Social Care department. Ronagh has many interests outside of work including campaigning against inequality and climate change. This year she attended the UN General Assembly in New York as a Youth Delegate. This week Ronagh speaks about her passion for saving the […]

Police Officer Sacked Over “Racist” Text Messages

22nd October 2015

Following a misconduct hearing on 7 October 2015 two Metropolitan Police Officers were sacked.  The two Officers combined had more than thirty messages on their mobile phones which the Metropolitan Police stated were “racist and discriminatory in tone and content”. The BBC reported one of the sacked Officers P.C. George Cooper worked for an Armed […]

What can companies say in their adverts?

21st October 2015

Question: I have heard it said that companies can say what they like in adverts and if the claims they make turn out to be wrong you can do nothing about it because it is only advertising. Is this true? Answer: The case of Carlill v Carbolic Smoke Ball Company was decided in the Court […]

Ronagh is ‘UK Youth Delegate’ at UN General Assembly

20th October 2015

Ronagh Craddock, paralegal in the Health & Social Care Department recently returned from the United Nations in New York where she was representing UK Youth. Selected by the Department for International Development, Ronagh accompanied Secretary of State Justine Greening to New York to push for young people to be involved in implementing new Global Goals that […]

BHB Lawyers on Junior Lawyers Division Committee

19th October 2015

Two of Ben Hoare Bell’s young lawyers have been elected to the committee for the North East Junior Lawyers Division 2015 – 2016. Victoria Richardson is a trainee solicitor and Ronagh Craddock is a paralegal in the health and social care department. Victoria has been newly elected as a social secretary and will be focusing on […]

‘Family Rights Team’ Launch Night

16th October 2015

Garden Court North Chambers are holding a launch event for their ‘Family Rights Team’. The team specialises in family and children law and cases concerning violence and discrimination against women, particularly with an international, human rights or immigration law element. The launch will take place next week on the 21st October at Garden Court North […]

The Opening of the Legal Year

5th October 2015

One of the most celebrated events of the legal calendar is held on my birthday. This year I was lucky enough to be invited to attend the service at Westminster Abbey, attended by the Lord Chancellor, the Lord Chief Justice, the President, the Justices of the Supreme Court and other invited Judges and members of […]