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Section 21 Notice Process

With effect from 1 October 2018, a number of changes have been introduced with respect to the section 21 notice process which landlords, tenants, and those acting on their behalf should be aware of: Gas Safety Documents. Prescribed Form “Use it or lose it” Changes to Section 21 Notice Read note prepared by junior tenant […]

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Father of 5 with no previous convictions acquitted of historic sexual allegations

Nadia Chbat successfully defended a 43 year old father of five, with no previous convictions, against historic sexual allegation going back over 20 years. Allegations made out of the blue to the police and the defence involved analysis of the evidence to demonstrate memory issues and expose the implausibility of the allegations ever taking place. […]

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Man sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment for rape of child

Kim Preston successfully prosecuted Christopher Griffiths, aged 30, of Vernon Street, Bolton, was found guilty on Thursday (26/4) of two counts of rape of a child under 13, a count of assault of a child under 13 by penetration and a count of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, following a […]

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Kim Preston successfully prosecutes Ex-Baptist minster Robert Dando jailed for sex abuse

Kim Preston successfully prosecuted Robert John Dando, 53, who was arrested in August 2017 after he was escorted to the UK from the United States by American immigration officials. He admitted 13 sexual offences which involved 10 victims and took place between 1985 and 2008 in Oxfordshire. More information: https://www.cps.gov.uk/thames-and-chiltern/news/former-church-minister-jailed-historical-sex-offences http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/16148073.Ex_church_minister_and_magistrate_jailed_for_abusing_boys_for_more_than_two_decades/ http://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/suttonnews/9158646.Baptist_minister_jailed_in_US_for_child_sex_abuse/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-43713681

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4KBW Crime Team Join Criminal Bar in Refusing New Publicly Funded Work

The 4KBW Crime Team have decided unanimously to refuse instructions under the new AGFS scheme. It is not a decision that individuals have taken lightly. We as a team are dedicated to ensure that justice is done and we cannot stand by and do nothing as the system we have spent our professional lives working […]

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