Cruelty in the Magistrates

A young man who suffers from ADHD, PTSD, OCD, depression, suicidal ideation, learning difficulties, acute childhood trauma, Aspergers Syndrome and a nervous speech impediment is walking through Stockport Town Centre. The police randomly stop him, he looks like he is someone who is trouble. He is heavily tattooed.The police establish that he is not wanted in relation to any criminal …

Cruelty in the Magistrates

A young man who suffers from ADHD, PTSD, OCD, depression, suicidal urges, learning difficulties, acute childhood trauma, aspergers syndrome and a nervous speech impediment is walking through Stockport Town Centre. The police randomly stop him, because he looks like he is someone who has been in trouble. He is heavily tattooed.The police establish that he is not wanted in relation …

Reflections

It’s been a very odd year for me. How’s it been for you? And all of us? The world seemed to stop in March 2020. Then slowly the wheels of life began to turn. Praise be the children who have suffered in silence, without complaint, agreeing to each, every and all rules and impositions made of them.In Law, well it’s …

2020 Kindness

A Bit More Kindness 2020 Reflecting on 2019 and the end of another all to fleeting decade, what have we learned? Phuuuh. Not much? Well you know what you like and what you don’t, maybe? What’s good for us and bad perhaps? From a legal perspective the decade continues to reveal to me, I don’t like many in my chosen …

Goodbye John

Good Bye John        Life isn’t what you thought it would be. For example; I expected, at this stage in my professional life, to be easing myself into a comfortable chair behind the leather upholstered desk of my City Centre office, making the few phone calls to dearly loved clients and arranging a gentle mid week game of golf. Not hunkering …

Social Media Trolls

Social Media is an Anti Social Business It’s taken a while but here at the firm we are seeing a huge increase in people who are being trolled and bullied, harassed and lives made a misery on social media. Each case is different and the solutions offered by us here at Paul Darnborough Solicitors are different and tailored, like a …

Divorce is no fun

Divorce is no laughing matter       I know you don’t care, but for your information Divorce Lawyers have the highest rate of depression, suicide, alcoholism and stress within our esteemed or reviled profession. Why is this you ask? There are many reasons; It isn’t easy being a trusted advisor, a heavy case load of bitter divorce cases is not easy to …

Stand Up to Bullies

These are coarse times. We need our leaders to behave well because if they don’t, no one else does. People can be cruel. People think they can verbally criticise, or digitally attack you, your reputation and your character get away with it. They can’t. We have strategies applying the law to stop this and help protect you. Everyone is a …

It sucks.

Dan is using 4 bags of heroin a day. That’s a habit. He is part of a County Lines team (“Oh no Paul, not banging on about this again are you?” “Yup fraid’ so.”) The house where Dan, not his real name obv’s, is staying is under observation, Dan meets a known drug user and does a deal. The Police …

Law and Music

As some of you may know I have allowed my interest in Music to flow into my legal world. Whilst not an accomplished musician I have a deep love of music, the emotions it connects and stirs and the moods generated by sound.With a few friends I run a monthly celebration of the famous and the aspiring DJ/Producer/Musicians, at the …