Family Dispute Resolution Week

23rd November 2015

Resolution have launched their fourth Family Dispute Resolution Week this week. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of the alternatives to going to court. For separating families the prospect of going to court can be daunting and traumatic. Dispute Resolution Week highlights the support available if families do not want to go […]

Investigation into former member of Cleveland Police

20th November 2015

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) who are a public authority overseeing the Police complaints system in England & Wales announced on 13 November 2015 that a former senior member of Cleveland Police staff Mrs Ann Hall would have faced disciplinary proceedings had she not have previously resigned. The IPCC investigation followed an allegation that […]

Depression and Electro-Convulsive Therapy

16th November 2015

Question: “My mother suffers from depression and is in psychiatric hospital under section 3 of the Mental Health Act. I saw a television programme which frightened me because it talked about people being given electro-convulsive therapy (ECT) if they suffer from depression. Could this happen to her?” Answer: Electro-convulsive therapy is one of a number […]

Cleveland Police Employee is Exposed as a Liar

13th November 2015

A Police employee who worked for Cleveland Police Force has been exposed as lying about his qualifications for the jobs he carried out. Stephen Beattie, most recently of Cleveland Police, was suspended from work in 2011 as Scenes of Crime Officer (SOCO) before later resigning. Reports into the work he undertook on more than 350 […]

Ex won’t stick to contact arrangements

11th November 2015

Question: My partner and I split up around 7 months ago and we have two children. When we split up my partner decided that she would take the children to live with her and I reluctantly agreed because I thought it would be better for them to be with their Mam. Our relationship could be […]

Man Goes to Prison after Faking Fall at Supermarket

9th November 2015

Here at Ben Hoare Bell we are only interested in clients with genuine personal injury claims.  If a person has been injured and it is someone else’s fault then it is only right that they should be able to claim any losses suffered if they were injured by another person’s negligence.  If for example a […]

Police Officer Faces Assault Charge

5th November 2015

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) reported on 27 October 2015 that P.C. Richard Jordan who is based at Blacon Police Station faces an assault charge in relation to an allegation he used excessive force when arresting a 28 years old man during an incident in Northwich on 26 April 2015. The IPCC independently investigated […]

Increase in Number of Police Complaints

4th November 2015

On 7 October 2015 the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) published its annual statistics in relation to Police complaints for England & Wales 2014/2015.  The IPCC is an independent public body.  It oversees the Police complaints system in England & Wales. In 2014/2015 nationally there was a 6% overall increase in the number of complaints […]

Investigation into Alleged Police Corruption

3rd November 2015

The National Crime Agency (NCA) is our equivalent of the FBI. On 16 October 2015 the National Crime Agency confirmed it is investigating alleged Police corruption following the death of Stephen Lawrence.  It announced the investigation had started on 9 March 2015. Stephen Lawrence died in April 1993 in South East London after being stabbed […]

Police Officer Charged with Seven Counts of Rape

2nd November 2015

Metropolitan Police have stated P.C. Michael Graham who served in West London has been charged with seven counts of rape and one count of assault in relation to incidents between 24 December 2013 and 2 September 2014.  He has been suspended from duty and will appear at Uxbridge Magistrates Court. It is reported the P.C. […]