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As acid attacks increase, pressure to tighten regulations mounts

As acid attacks increase, pressure to tighten regulations mounts

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

As acid attacks increase, pressure to tighten regulations mounts Pressure to tighten laws related to the purchase and possession of corrosive substances is increasing after a significant rise in acid attacks in the UK over the course of the past year.... Read More

Gender Pay Gap - Myth or Reality

Gender Pay Gap - Myth or Reality

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Gender Pay Gap – myth or reality?   Unless you have been living under a rock, it is likely that you will have heard about the BBC wage gap scandal for its top presenters. Whilst perhaps an insight into the lives of those we see most regularly... Read More

Facts or Feelings: The Case of Charlie Gard

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Whatever your opinion regarding the outcome, the Court battle surrounding 11-month old Charlie Gard is a heartbreaking one. We discuss the legal aspects below.  Britain’s legal realm has recently found itself in an unprecedented dilemma that... Read More

What is it like to work with us? Maryam provides her experience below

What is it like to work with us? Maryam provides her experience below

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Work Experience Article   University seemed like a breeze after my first day of working in a fast paced law firm. The pressure to get your work done is intense but when you’re thrown into the deep end, swimming becomes a basic instinct.  ... Read More

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

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

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

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

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