The Will of Unintended Consequences.

Can You Make a Will? “Can you make a Will for my friend Brian?” Asked his best friend Ally  “Yes” “Can you make it soon?  He’s ill”  “Yes I but will need a letter from his Doctor saying he has ‘capability to make the Will he wishes to make. Meaning he has mental capacity.” “Yes, no problem, we will have …

A Police Service not a Police Force

Case 1. Mum is under arrest for alleged Child Neglect. Her 9 year old daughter Natassa called the police at 3am, because “mummy was drunk” and she was “hungry.” The police arrived to a filthy house. Clothes and possessions strewn throughout. No food in the fridge or cupboard’s. Four children, aged 9, 7, 5 and 2 fully dressed,soiled bed clothes. …

Do you want to practise in these Courts?

“Well not in this one.” I said to myself. “Yes please, if that’s okay with you, your honour?” The problem with the younger Judges, is that they think a good Judge is a hard one. Which means becoming a rude one. It’s tricky, but hey, a bit more finesse and there’s no need for the curmudgeonly theatrics. Where’s your manners …

Thank you Google.

Here is a review of my legal services. Enjoy my shame;   Paul Darnbough is one of the most incompetent solicitors you will ever meet, very volatile and aggressive with clients, several on going complaints with solicitors regulations authority, asks for large sums of money up front then ignores all correspondence, then threatens clients over the phone when asked for …

Trump. A legal perspective

Some clients you don’t want or need and deserve what’s coming. “Certainly Jared and Ivanka, in their current situation, which is a deep legal quagmire, are putting everything on the president,” he said. “‘Not us, it’s him.’” Not good POTUS, your kids are dropping you in it. (PDS Paul Darnborough Solicitors) Wolff added: “I will tell you the one description …

Never Underestimate the Jury. Brief Reflections.

I write this on the 8 January 2018, having started a 5 day trial on the 4 December 2017. Our jury are now down to 10, 2 having given up the will to live. No, seriously, hospital and holiday commitments mean we have lost 2 of the original  12 good men women  and true. It has been and is a …

Managing a Legal Practise and Running the Psychedelic DiscoTech.

For those of you who didn’t know. Besides running the most progressive client friendly  legal practise in the North West, I also run Manchester’s Best Night Out in the £5-£7 category (self awarded award) The legendary Psychedelic Disco Tech Phew, well there you go. “Paul.” You ask. “How can you run the most efficient, progressive, engaged bijou law firm in …

Practising Law

“Do you want to practice in these Courts Mr Darnborough?” “Well not when my path is surrounded by lily pads your Honour.” I said to myself. “Yes please, if that’s okay with you ma’am?” The problem with the younger Judges, is that they think a good Judge is a hard one. It’s tricky, but hey, a bit more finesse and …

Changes in Law over my 27 years in Practice

I have been practicing law for 30 years. I chose to practice law to help people. With this aim in mind I practiced as a legal aid lawyer, originally working in Moss Side, Manchester Whilst things were not perfect, the court system was treated with respect, the rules of evidence and disclosure observed. There was a grown up feeling that …

Protect Yourself From Cyber Attacks

For those of us of a certain age, If you said “Protect Yourself from Cyber attack.” You would have hidden behind the sofa, as Doctor Who’s deadliest enemy the Cyber Men rampaged across our flickering TV screens. It wasn’t until as a more critical young man, the emerging lawyer, noticed that the silver boots worn by the dreaded Cyber Men …