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 inquisitorial proceedings, whose primary purpose is to investigate a situation and to arrive at a conclusion. Whether that conclusion …

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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 to someone, the better they would be able to take instructions from you, the more time they would be able …

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How to plead ‘Guilty’ by mobile phone

Over 500,000 people per annum are charged with committing summary only road traffic offences (ie matters triable only in the Magistrates’ Courts). The government’s new ‘Make a Plea’ service, which is being rolled out across the country this month, will …

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