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 …

Disabled Family Member Trust.

Let”s keep this simple. 1. A Trust is an arrangement whereby persons (trustees) hold and administer property or money for the benefit of others (the beneficiaries) 2. Where the beneficiaries do not have the right to demand payment of the trust money, payment is within the ‘discretion’ of the trustees. Including how much when and how often. The creator of …

Fight for You Rights vs the Richest Man

Fight for You Rights vs the Richest Man   Jim didn’t last long in his driving job run by the Richest Man.   After a very short training course at the depot Jim was shown a rather battered Van that would become his home for the next few weeks. Meaning he would be at the wheel from 5am have his …

Four reasons why you need a will

It’s easy to make a will – and it will save your family unnecessary distress at an already difficult time. A will makes it much easier for your family or friends to sort everything out when you die – without a will the process can be more time consuming and stressful. If you don’t write a will, everything you own …

It Never Gets Easier.

How Much Can One Take?   It gets harder to drag your duty solicitor body to the Police Station. Police Stations are ugly places. Cold angles and raised edges. Blunt Custody Sergeants. Boy and girl band police officers.   My client had been arrested for attempted sexual offences with a child (person under 16) Ben (not his real names) my …

The Raggedy Man

True. 2 PCSO’s see a raggedy man walking along a Cheshire road. They approach him, he discards a bag and runs away. He is apprehended and the bag contains wraps of heroin. He is charged with Possession of class A drugs with intent to supply. He is remanded in custody He (Paul) is thin, with rotten teeth. His parents died …

Unexplained Wealth Order. All You need to Know.

Spent £16 million in Harrods, bought a £12 million pound house, plus the Yacht. Read on. 1. Introduction This guidance is issued to raise awareness and a basic understanding of the provisions of the “unexplained wealth order” and “interim freezing order”. It is not a statement of law and is not detailed guidance or interpretation of the power. It should not …

The Intolerability of Criminal Law

Criminal Law is Intolerable. A leading Barrister Mukul Chalwa warns in an article on the Secret Barrister blog that life at the criminal bar is becoming intolerable and the legal system is at breaking point. “It is not just that the fat has been cut from the bone, but huge chunks of flesh have been eviscerated,” he says. While the …

Divorce the Final Frontier

Try to be Nice   Hard to believe but the lawyers who have the most stress related illness, suffer from (rather than enjoy) the highest rate of alcoholism, mental health problems and other health issues are (drum roll) the Divorce Lawyers. Pretty obvious really; You are looking after a client (a person with whom you have a professional and confidential …