Government plans legal system overhaul

I am writing today about this issue in the hope that you will support the cause and forward this information on to help  in countering the government plans to radically overhaul the criminal justice system. Your support is essential if we are to maintain the finest legal system in the world and which is relied…


Taxi driver runs foul of the law as he imprisons passengers over fare dispute – new court case should act as a warning

Taxi law experts Howards & Henry’s Solicitors are warning taxi drivers not to take the law into their own hands, even if they believe they are being provoked, after a new landmark ruling. The case of Eve Lamb v Equity Red Star has set a new precedent for the duty of care demanded of taxi…


Harsher sentences for riot and non-riot cases in after mouth of disturbances a worrying sign for legal system

CRIMINAL lawyer Oliver Gardner is voicing his concern after a recent report found that rioters faced significantly harsher sentences if convicted within two weeks of the riots. The report by the Manchester Evening News discovered that those convicted within a fortnight of the riots received sentences on average 30% longer than those sentenced after two…


Latest case of footballer attacking opponent on the pitch highlights issue of severe consequences of violence in amateur sport

CRIMINAL LAW SOLICITOR Oliver Gardner is warning hot headed amateur sportsmen that a rush of blood can land them in jail after the latest case of a footballer striking out in the heat of play. The case of Royal Marine Corporal William Patten, who assaulted an opponent during a match in February 2010, highlights the…


Comments on Manchester riots from criminal lawyer representing a number of defendants

Oliver Gardner managing partner at criminal law practice Howards & Henry’s Solicitors. www.howardssolicitors.co.uk Howards is representing a number of defendants from alleged offences regarding the riots in Manchester. Oliver is available for interview and further comment – please use comments below (acknowledgement of use would be appreciated). The affects on defendents not involved in the…