North Yorkshire Police Officer charged with dangerous driving

29th November 2019

Following an incident in Harrogate on 5 May 2018 D.C. Quita Passmore has been charged with dangerous driving. This follows a collision when she was the driver of an unmarked Police car responding to an emergency call. It is alleged her car collided with another vehicle seriously injuring two women. The Independent Office for Police […]

Limitation Laws around child abuse must be changed

28th November 2019

The Law Gazette has today reported that The Association of British Insurers (ABI) have told the Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse (IICSA) that limitation laws around child abuse claims must be changed. In England and Wales, most personal injury compensation claims must be brought within three years of the date of the incident with […]

Cleveland Police – Officer guilty of gross misconduct for dumped child sex files

A police officer has been found guilty of gross misconduct after confidential files concerning sex offenders and their victims were found dumped in a recycling bin outside his home. Sergeant Martin Skirving-Chehab, of Cleveland Police, took two carrier bags of paperwork home before his mother-in-law accidentally threw them out. The person who found the files […]

Public And Industry Calls for Transparency in Family Courts

Today’s Family Lawyer have recently published an article concerning calls for transparency in the family courts. Our Cris McCurley, Partner at Ben Hoare Bell LLP, features in the article which can be read here.