Legal News

Risk of Slips Increase During Winter Conditions

Article by Sonia Aeitan, Solicitor and Head of Personal Injury and Medical Negligence at Fountain Solicitors As the weather turns colder and brings with it ground ice, the risk of slips and trips occurring heightens – and according to statistics during 2015 / 2016 there were in excess of 4,000 admissions to hospitals throughout the […]

Law Firm at the Center of ‘Panama Papers’ Leak

A Panama-based law firm is at the center of reports into the offshore financial activities of dozens of global leaders, businessmen and celebrities. The investigative findings from the so-called “Panama Papers” are reportedly based on millions of files, including emails, financial spreadsheets and corporate records, that leaked from the internal database of Mossack Fonseca, a […]

Don’t Suffer Violence and Threats in Silence

Article published by Ayeisha Khandia, Head of Family Law at Fountain Solicitors on 09.12.2015 The definition of domestic abuse is very wide. It does not just cover actual violence such as slapping, punching and kicking but also includes threats, intimidation, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and even financial abuse. Protection against domestic abuse is one of […]

Spending review: more cases to be heard from prisons

The ministry, which expects to save £80m a year in prison running costs through prison estate reforms, said it will fund video conference centres allowing ‘up to 90,000 cases a year to be heard from prison’. In response to an inquiry by the Gazette, the ministry later clarified that the 90,000 figure referred to bail hearings. […]

Thousands Detained Unlawfully

Article by Ramzan Sharif – Solicitor at Fountain Solicitors The Home Office has operated what it terms a ‘Fast Track’ detention process for over a decade. This involves detaining asylum seekers for the sole reason that they have claimed asylum and drastically speeding up their claims. This decision is often based on the applicant’s country […]

Children damaged by legal aid cuts

In April 2013, the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 came into force and a former judge has claimed the removal of legal aid for the majority of private family law cases has damaged children, the BBC reports.