A landmark case by the Supreme Court has ruled that the current laws on disclosure of criminal records is ‘plainly disproportionate’. As a result of this ruling many thousands of people may not be required to disclose old or minor criminal offences when applying for jobs.
Edwards Duthie Shamash were again successful in obtaining a Costs Award against the Crown Prosecution Service on behalf of two clients involved in criminal proceedings. Both were acquitted of serious offences of dishonesty.
Edwards Duthie Shamash were successful in obtaining a costs award against the Crown Prosecution Service for just over £13,000 following our clients’ acquittal in Crown Court proceedings. Both had been accused of stealing monies from an elderly relative.
Edwards Duthie Shamash were recently successful in securing an acquittal in a very serious drugs trial conducted at Blackfriars Crown Court. The Defendant was charged with being concerned with the fraudulent importation of heroin and cocaine said to be in the region of approximately £25m.
It would have caught most people’s notice that the famous entertainer, Ant McPartlin, was recently fined £86,000 having pleaded guilty to drink -driving. This was a record in terms of being the largest fine ever imposed for an offence of this kind.
I began as a trainee solicitor in 2003 and I am now the youngest Equity Partner within the company, and currently head up the Wanstead branch. I have a mixed practice of private crime and private client work. I act for individuals and companies facing prosecution for matters from road traffic offences to health and safety at work cases. I also specialise in matters regarding wealth management, including drafting wills, powers of attorney, probate and tax planning.
For many, a driving licence is an important qualification that you never want to lose. The loss of a driving licence can be devastating. It could be the end of your job or the cause of enormous personal problems. Breach of driving laws can attract not only fines, but also the loss of your licence.
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