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No Comment?

No Comment?

No Comment? Rod has specialised in criminal defence work since 1998. He is a trial advocate of 17 years’ experience and, as a Higher Courts Advocate, he represents clients in Crown Courts and in the Court of Appeal. If you’re interviewed under caution by the police or...

Licensing case study

Licensing case study

Licensing Case StudyGrant Long undertakes licensing work in alcohol and entertainment applications on behalf of pubs, bars, nightclubs, off-licences, social clubs and restaurants.  He is experienced in navigating contested applications before Local Authorities and...

What is a VAT Security Bond ?

What is a VAT Security Bond ?

What is a VAT Security Bond and am I required to give one? The Tax & HMRC Investigations Team at Old Bailey Solicitors have noticed a marked increase in “Notices of Requirement and VAT Security” in recent years.  This is a procedure whereby HMRC can request...

Criminal Justice on its knees

Criminal Justice on its knees

Criminal Justice on its kneesLinda and has specialised in Criminal Defence since 1997 and is a Chartered Legal Executive Advocate, an Accredited Police Station Representative, a Commissioner of Oaths and has obtained rights of advocacy in the Magistrates' Court. The...

Upskirting is back on the legal agenda

Upskirting is back on the legal agenda

Upskirting is back on the legal agendaCamilla has specialised in criminal defence work since 2010 and has particular experience in cases involving sexual offences, serious violent offences (including murder) and money laundering and fraud.The upskirting bill has made...

The Dronecode – part 3

The Dronecode – part 3

The Dronecode - part 3Jill qualified as a solicitor in 2003 and specialises in Magistrates and Youth Court work. She also provides police station representation and undertakes work in all areas of criminal defence.The drone as a hazard New safety measurements to be...

Am I committing a crime by flying my drone?

Am I committing a crime by flying my drone?

Am I committing a crime by flying my drone?Jill qualified as a solicitor in 2003 and specialises in Magistrates and Youth Court work. She also provides police station representation and undertakes work in all areas of criminal defence. Where can I fly my drone? There...

First Unexplained Wealth Order Upheld

First Unexplained Wealth Order UpheldCamilla has specialised in criminal defence work since 2010 and has particular experience in cases involving sexual offences, serious violent offences (including murder) and money laundering and fraud.The first Unexplained Wealth...

Removing a Restraining Order

Removing a Restraining Order

Removing a Restraining OrderCamilla has specialised in criminal defence work since 2010 and has particular experience in cases involving sexual offences, serious violent offences (including murder) and money laundering and fraud. A great many people are subject to...

Guilty Until Proven Innocent Book Launch

Guilty Until Proven Innocent Book Launch

Guilty Until Proven Innocent Book LaunchDefence lawyers at Old Bailey Solicitors attended the book launch of 'Guilty Until Proven Innocent' by Justice Gap author Jon Robins this evening, hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Miscarriages of Justice at the...

Upskirting is back on the legal agenda

Upskirting

UpskirtingCamilla has specialised in criminal defence work since 2010 and has particular experience in cases involving sexual offences, serious violent offences (including murder) and money laundering and fraud. Upskirting is the act of taking a photograph or...

Criminal Investigation at Gosport Hospital

Criminal Investigation at Gosport Hospital

Criminal Investigation at Gosport HospitalFollowing the publication of a major report which found that more than 450 elderly people were given life-shortening opioid drugs they did not need at Gosport Hospital, it has been announced that Hampshire police and the Crown...

OBS client career saved

OBS client career savedA client of Karen Brookes, who heads our London Office, was recently spared prison after pleading guilty to a sexual assault. The District Judge who heard the case commented that the offence fell within the sentencing bracket including a prison...

OBS client cleared of money laundering

OBS client cleared of money laundering

OBS client cleared of money launderingThe prosecution decided not to proceed with the case against Rod Hayler's client after a trial had commenced at Kingston Crown Court last week.  There had a been a number of disclosure issues in the case, with numerous requests...

Regulatory success for Old Bailey Solicitors in corporate liability case

Rod Hayler success in the Court of Appeal

Rod Hayler success in the Court of AppealRod Hayler was successful with an appeal against sentence this week. The three judges sitting in Court 8 of the Court of Appeal earlier this week agreed with Rod's contention that a sentence of 9 years was manifestly excessive....

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