The courts have been instructed by The Sentencing Guidelines Council to give defendants a reduction in sentence as the benefit for an early guilty plea in criminal proceedings.
Having your Will written professionally can give you great peace of mind. This November why not use a local solicitor who has signed up to Will Aid?
Many people believe that couples in a long-term relationship acquire the same rights as those that are married, but it may surprise you to learn that this “common-law marriage” is in fact a myth.
Appeals from the Crown Court to the Court of Appeal – The current position with regard to “loss of time orders”
Crown Court defendants experience a range of emotions but one view remains consistent in that sentences or convictions general prompt defendants to raise the question “what are my chances on appeal?”.
A Lasting Power of Attorney is a very powerful document and it is essential you choose your Attorney(s) with care. Find out more here…
WMB Law will be taking part in “Free Wills Month” – a campaign run by a group of charities each October allowing those aged 55 and over to make a Will free of charge.
Section 20 imposes a duty on the Local Authority to provide a child with somewhere to live when he or she has no home, or where a person with parental responsibility cannot provide or arrange for suitable accommodation for him/her.
Since PACE (Police and Criminal Evidence Act) was introduced in 1984, never have the police had to deal with a profound change in law as big as the changes now surrounding the grant of police bail.
Since December 1st 2003 it has been illegal to drive whilst using a hand held mobile phone, however on March 1st 2017 the penalty increased. Even if you are driving safely, if caught, you could now receive a fine of £200 and 6 penalty points on your driving licence. 6 points would mean losing your licence if you’re less than two years from passing your test and anyone refusing to accept the fixed penalty could result in court proceedings.
A leading Shropshire law firm have recruited to expand the family law sector of the business.