Magistrates Court, Criminal only?

Magistrates (Criminal) The magistrates is primarily for criminal matters. Crimes are generally under three categories: Summary Indictable Triable either way (Offences) Summary offences are trialled in a Magistrates courts. Other crimes even though they are not summary offences are still …

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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. An accused is perfectly entitled to research the law, prepare his case and then represent himself in court. If the …

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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 case without the assistance of a solicitor to instruct a barrister directly. It was not intended to let barristers perform …

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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 whether you have got a case, most people, most barristers I shall say who do Public Access work and are …

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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 to keep everything as simple as possible. The worst thing in the world is when a client turns to …

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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 much regulation. And that is so, whether it be Health and Safety regulations, or regulations controlling some other aspect of …

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ANDREW MCGUINNESS BARRISTER | ShenSmith Barristers

ShenSmith Updates March 2016 – Robina Omar & Karishma Vora

Busy week with ShenSmith Barristers and our Direct Access offering moving forward. We’re delighted to announce this week, we’ve had two new barristers join us. We have Robina Omar and Karishma Vora. Their profiles will appear later today or tomorrow. …

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