Barristers Publications

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, 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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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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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.

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?Solicitors and
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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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Special Reasons - ShenSmith Barristers

‘Special Reasons’ explained in simple terms

What are special reasons?These have arisen through case law, and amount to reasons which enable a court, to refrain from
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zero hour contracts from ShenSmith Barristers

Zero-Hours Contracts for Employers

Zero hours contracts – what has changed? In relation to zero hours contracts, there will no longer be exclusivity clauses.
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shared parental leave advice from ShenSmith Barristers

Shared Parental Leave

What is shared parental leave?I've been asking a lot of questions about shared parental leave, and that's a right is
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