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On 6 April 2017 the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in the long-awaited case involving Jon Platt and the Isle of Wight Council (“the Council”), bringing to an end Mr Platt’s battle over his refusal to pay a fine for taking his daughter out of …

Categories: Civil Litigation

The 1 March 2017 did not only bring with it the official arrival of spring, but a well-publicised change in the law for people who use a mobile phone behind the wheel.

Categories: Motoring Offences

Like many people of a certain age, I eagerly anticipated the return to our screens of the much-loved comedy drama Cold Feet.

Categories: Motoring Offences

A recent article in the Law Society Gazette shows that the trend for litigants in person is not only exclusive to small claims in the civil courts or contact disputes in the family courts, but has now infiltrated the realm of the criminal justice sys…

Categories: Criminal Defence

We are all familiar with the connotation within the phrase one for the road; simply put, it is taken to mean one final drink before heading off on a journey, usually home.

Categories: Motoring Offences

With the availability of legal aid becoming ever more limited, defendants in criminal proceedings are being faced with the choice of whether to go it alone in court or pay privately.

A recent case in the news concerning a parent who managed to get a £120 fine for taking his daughter on holiday during term time overturned has once again thrown the policy of prosecuting otherwise law-abiding parents into the spotlight.

Categories: Criminal Defence

The recent announcement by the government not to move ahead with plans to introduce an offence of ‘failure to prevent economic crime’ (Law Society Gazette 30th September 2015) has provoked divided opinions.

Categories: Criminal Defence
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