Changes to Personal Injury Compensation Law

16th March 2018

Some time ago after consultation the government said it would make big changes to personal injury compensation law especially whiplash type claims. The changes which were scheduled for October 2018 are:- Rise in small claims court limit for personal injury compensation claims from £1000 to £2000 Rise in small claims court limit for road traffic […]

Legal aid for victims of domestic abuse

6th March 2018

Ben Hoare Bell Partner and Family Law Solicitor Cris McCurley recently wrote an article for the Law Society. This is about the recent changes to legal aid for victims of domestic abuse in family law cases. You can read the article on the Law Society website and it has been reproduced below: It has been […]

Journey to Justice: 6th March 2018

Journey to Justice will be hosting a photographic exhibition called ‘In her footsteps’ at Arch Sixteen in Gateshead between 6th and 31st March 2018. The launch event is taking place on Tuesday 6th March 2018 at 6pm. Ben Hoare Bell Partner Cris McCurley will be at the launch event opening the exhibition.

Northumbria Police Officer found not guilty of assault

On 26 February 2018 the Police Watchdog, the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) (formerly the Independent Police Complaints Commission) reported the outcome of criminal proceedings against P.C. McVeigh of Northumbria Police who was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and assault by beating following an incident on 26 January 2017. It is stated […]

Disclosure Failings in Criminal Cases

The number of prosecutions in England and Wales that have collapsed as a result of a failure by police or prosecutors to disclose evidence has increased by 70% in the last two years. In 2017 916 people had charges dropped against them because of a failure to disclose evidence. This is an increase from 537 […]