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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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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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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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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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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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 barristers have traditionally performed very different functions. Whilst the solicitor has been responsible for briefing the barrister, the …

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