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Are British prisons fit for purpose?

Are British prisons fit for purpose?

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

This February, what has been dubbed as the ‘poster-child’ of UK super prisons opened in Wrexham. HMP Berwyn cost £250m to build and has a capacity of 2,106 prisoners – 500 more than the biggest prison prior to this in England and... Read More

Think before you Tweet: Are you opening yourself up to a lawsuit?

Think before you Tweet: Are you opening yourself up to a lawsuit?

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

As a nation, we now turn to social media as our main means of communication with the outside world. We can’t eat a mail without posting an ‘insta’ or watch a television programme without tweeting about it (#loveisland), but is the security... Read More

No more crossing your legs if you’re eating at Greggs!

No more crossing your legs if you’re eating at Greggs!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

It has been reported this week that Greggs the baker has dropped its legal battle against having to provide toilets in its branches with seating.  The firm was planning to challenge a ruling in favour of Hull City Council in 2016, but has now withdrawn... Read More

School Holidays:  to book a family holiday in term time can lead to criminal prosecution

School Holidays: to book a family holiday in term time can lead to criminal prosecution

Friday, June 16, 2017

School Holidays:  to book a family holiday in term time can lead to criminal prosecution Everyone can appreciate that oversees travel and package holidays are more expensive during the school Summer Holidays. Whilst it may seem like a promising idea... Read More

Another successful HMO Case!

Another successful HMO Case!

Monday, April 10, 2017

The Oxford Magistrates’ Court recently ruled in favour of our client, a Landlord charged with failure to apply for a HMO licence with Oxford City Council. As a result of his failure to recognise the property as a HMO, he was further charged with... Read More

Drivers - put the phone down!!!

Drivers - put the phone down!!!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

DRIVERS - PUT THE PHONE DOWN! New law is in force which increases the amount of penalty points for driving with a phone to 6 points, and a minimum fine of £200, and a criminal conviction. Driving with a mobile phone has been a punishable offence... Read More

Coroner's Court Inquest - Prisoner Death at HMP Bullingdon

Coroner's Court Inquest - Prisoner Death at HMP Bullingdon

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

DEATHS IN PRISONS We recently represented a Family concerning the death of their son in prison. It can be emotionally taxing  to go through the court process as well as dealing with the grief of losing a loved one so we can appreciate finding out... Read More

The Trump Presidency - What Next?!

The Trump Presidency - What Next?!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

What will Donald Trump do next?! WE HAVE TO GO BACK Donald Trump has made a spitfire round of Presidency Executive Orders since becoming president. The most dramatic so far, a ban on 218 million people entering the United States. 218 million people... Read More

Calling all Landlords!

Calling all Landlords!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Calling All Landlords!SMQ Legal Services can provide you with quick, straightforward advice concerning disputes involving landlord and tenants to resolve your problems before they become a legal burden.We have experience dealing with allegations of... Read More

Child Contact Issues

Child Contact Issues

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Child contact arrangements tend to be one of the most complicated areas of a separation. We are extremely experienced in such areas, and we are here to answer any concerns that you may have.The Guardian reports that Family Courts currently face an... Read More

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