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Archive for 9th May 2021

We are recruiting! -Conveyancer

We are recruiting!

We are looking for an experienced conveyancer to join our busy residential conveyancing department. This is a permanent, full time position.

The ideal...

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We are Recruiting – Family Law Paralegal

An experienced family law paralegal is required on a full-time basis to work at our offices in Huyton.  The job will initially involve working in the office full time but there may be an opportunity for some working ...

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A right to sex?

A judgment by Mr Justice Hayden in the Court of Protection about the lawfulness of arranging for a man in care (‘C’) to have contact with a sex worker* has attracted much criticism. We wanted to explain why we ...

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Prison Categorisation – A Guide

Every prisoner is given a security category. For female prisoners, there are only two options, closed or open condition. For male prisoners, there are four categories, A to D.

What do the categories mean...

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Bite Mark Evidence – Part One

What is bite mark evidence?

A bite mark is a pattern produced by the indentations of the teeth into any substance capable of being marked.

It is argued ...

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Line of Duty – The Acronym

The new series of the BBC's Line of Duty is back on our screens, with another battle ahead for the police against serious organised crime.

For those new to this drama, the first episode may well have been very confusing. T...

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Good character as mitigation

What is good character?

As far as the criminal courts are concerned, a person of good character is usually someone without convictions or cautions recorded against them. It is of particular relevance in a ...

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Recruitment – Conveyancer

We are recruiting!

Our conveyancing department is growing and we are looking for an experienced conveyancer to join our team.

We are looking for a solicitor/legal execut...

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Encrochat

A vast number of cases are awaiting a criminal trial that will rely, to a greater or lesser extent, on the admissibility of communications made via the supposedly highly encrypted Encrochat service.

The Court of Appeal has...

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Success in the Magistrates Court for the Criminal Department

Our client was charged with a common assault against a relative of his ex partner.

We were able to arrange a voluntary interview for him rather than an arrest where he was represented by Peter Haney and he was able to give...

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