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How to Appeal to the Crown Court against conviction and / or sentence from the Magistrates’ Court for a motoring offence

How to Appeal to the Crown Court against conviction and / or sentence from the Magistrates’ Court for a motoring offence

Right of Appeal All Defendants have an automatic right of appeal to the Crown Court, if they pleaded ‘Not Guilty’
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You stand accused of a road traffic offence.  Do you need a lawyer?

You stand accused of a road traffic offence. Do you need a lawyer?

There is no legal requirement for anyone charged with a road traffic offence to engage the services of a lawyer.
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I need to save my driving licence. How much regard should I pay to the ‘success rates’ I see advertised by motor offence solicitors?

I need to save my driving licence. How much regard should I pay to the ‘success rates’ I see advertised by motor offence solicitors?

Introduction You stand accused of having committed a road traffic offence. It is essential that you maximise your chances of
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Top Tips when Taking Formal Legal Advice, from barrister Dirk van Heck

Top tips for formal legal include: It is cost-effective to ‘front-load’ your advice, and get a senior barrister at an early
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What Is The Difference Between Litigating And What Barristers Normally Do?

When the Bar’s public direct access scheme first appeared, it was designed to enable lay clients who could manage their
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speedometer and speeding

Caught speeding at an ‘excessive’ speed? Here’s what you can do to avoid or, at least, minimise the length of a ban.

Since specialising in the defence of road traffic prosecutions the enquiries I most commonly receive go something like this: ‘I
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Understanding inquests - shensmith barristers

Understanding Inquests, with Stephen Harvey QC – ShenSmith Barristers

What is an inquest? Inquests and public enquiries are unlike ordinary court hearings, because, as their name implies, they are
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Stuart W Stevens - Direct Access Barrister at ShenSmith Barristers

Free Initial Consultation – Stuart W Stevens

Well, of course, one of the other benefits is that if you do come to someone and you don’t know
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Stuart W Stevens - Direct Access Barrister at ShenSmith Barristers

Direct access to barristers: “No Surprises”

Will the barrister tell me what the fees are in advance? When I am instructed on your case, I like
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Review of convictions in Joint Enterprise

Note prepared by Stephen Harvey QC – R v JOGEE (APPELLANT), and RUDDOCK (APPELLANT) v THE QUEEN (RESPONDENT) (JAMAICA) [2016]
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Crime and Criminal Matters - ShenSmith Barristers

Criminal Matters and Criminal Prosecutions

What do I do if I am arrested upon the suspicion of a criminal offence? Anyone who has been arrested
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paperwork and regulations

Commercial and regulatory investigations and prosecutions

(transcription:) Businesses, regulations, and the law. Businesses today, whether they be large or small, have never been subject to so
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Taking the First Step - Instruct a Barrister Directly.

Taking the First Step – Instruct a Barrister Directly.

When Should I Get In Touch With a Barrister? The sooner you come the better, because the sooner you come
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The Benefits of Direct Access to a barrister, with Stephen Harvey QC

We interviewed Stephen Harvey QC about the benefits of coming to a barrister directly: How are solicitors and barristers different?
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Driving without Headlights - ShenSmith Barristers

Driving without Headlights – a Barrister’s advice

I recently received a question about driving without headlights. Effectively, a young driver had got in a car, and driven
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