201605.25
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Response to Lord laming’s review of the treatment by the Criminal justice System of Children in Care

The recent publication of the Laming report and the Government’s sudden interest in the wellbeing of looked after children is certainly to be welcomed but not without considerable caution and qualification. Firstly, it barely touches the sides and in fact much of what is identified, particularly in the report is in fact redundant. The report…

201604.21
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Howards win compensation for man unlawfully arrested on illegal warrant issued by the court

Howards & Henry’s Solicitors has successfully won compensation for a Macclesfield man following his unlawful detention at Macclesfield Magistrates Court after the court wrongly issued a warrant for his arrest. On 11th December 2014, the Magistrates sitting at Macclesfield issued a warrant for the arrest of Mr. N. following his failure to attend Court on…

201603.23
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Payout for Wythenshawe man after unlawful arrest

Howards & Henry’s Solicitors win Payout for Wythenshawe man after unlawful arrest A Wythenshawe man has received £1150.00 compensation from Greater Manchester Police after Howards & Henry’s Solicitors established he had been unlawfully arrested. On 7th October 2015, Mr Williams voluntarily attended Longsight Police station to assist Greater Manchester Police with an ongoing police investigation,…

201509.07
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Desperate times = Desperate measures (Legal Aid Cuts)

Oliver Gardner of Howards & Henry’s Solicitors and CLSA Committee Member reports on the latest developments in criminal legal aid. On the 1st July 2015 the majority of solicitors undertaking publicly funded criminal defence work decided to stop accepting new instructions (Protocol 1) in protest at the Government’s decision to again reduce the rates payable….

Refugee Crisis, Dead Babies And All You Do Is Make Excuses!
201509.03
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Refugee Crisis, Dead Babies And All You Do Is Make Excuses!

Refugee Crisis, Dead Babies And All You Do Is Make Excuses! It has long frustrated that me that “our” response to the current and ongoing refugee crisis has been not only lacking but wholly unsympathetic. I have been hesitant to cast assumptions about our collective conscience preferring to conclude that factors such as the daily…

Successful Personal Injury Claim: Howards & Henry’s Solicitors track down witness police failed to mention!
201509.01
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Successful Personal Injury Claim: Howards & Henry’s Solicitors track down witness police failed to mention!

Howards & Henry’s Solicitors Personal Injury Team Track Down Witness Police Failed To Mention! On the 25th August 2015, Howards & Henry’s Solicitors Personal Injury Team successfully secured judgment for the claimant following trial at the Manchester County Court in the matter of Mr. Dean Sharkey –v- Liverpool Victoria Insurance Company Limited. The brief facts…

Totting up: unravelling the confusion!
201508.18
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Totting up: unravelling the confusion!

What does “Totting Up” mean for UK motorists? As a specialist traffic lawyer of over 10 years, it has always fallen on me to explain at length exactly what “Totting up” (TT99) means, how it might come about and how a ban can be avoided. There are certain phrases and terminologies that are readily thrown…

Oliver Gardner Interview BBC Television. Legal Aid Strike
201507.08
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Oliver Gardner Interview BBC Television. Legal Aid Strike

Oliver Gardner, Criminal Solicitor at Howards & Henry’s Solicitors Manchester Interview on BBC Television about the strike action taken by criminal solicitors following cuts in legal aid. Howards & Henry’s Solicitors have offices in Manchester & Macclesfield and specialise in Criminal Defence, Road Traffic / Motoring Offenses & Personal Injury Law. Details about the author:…