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Changes to prisoners’ legal aid: The facts

In recent months the legal aid available to prisoners has changed significantly. Starting on 2nd December 2013, legal aid is now only available to prisoners in England and Wales under four specific conditions: Parole Board reviews in which the Parole Board may direct release, Sentence calculation cases, disciplinary hearings which occur before an Independent Adjudicator, […]

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Our Planet and Environmental Law

Environment agency prosecutions have risen sharply in the past few years, with three happening in the past week alone; the environment agency are certainly doing more to curb the breaking of the law than the police are today, at least in terms of environmental matters. The Environment Agency is a UK government agency with the […]

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The stark facts surrounding Mortgage Fraud in the UK

At O’Garra’s Solicitors, our specialist mortgage fraud lawyers have extensive experience in defending the increasing number of cases being brought to court in the UK. We take a considered and sympathetic approach to the many cases we are involved in, and our systematic approach to defending our clients delivers results. Whether you are currently being […]

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Hot topics – O’Garra’s is Number One!

What got everyone’s tongues wagging this month on Twitter? It seems our celebratory news that we were recognised as number one for Crime on the Legal 500 Yorkshire and Humber! @Ogarras ‘We’re delighted to announce that we’ve been ranked #1 for Crime on the Legal 500 for Yorkshire and Humber’. This ranking is testament to the […]

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Hot topics – Legal aid cuts still dominating the news….

The debate regarding legal aid has been ongoing for months now as the government discusses cutting the legal aid bill. Campaign group UK Uncut recently held protests across England against the idea saying the cuts would “block access to justice for millions.” As criminal defence lawyers, we believe everyone should have a fair trial – […]

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This month’s hot topics… whole life tariffs and legal aid

This month’s hot topics… Whole Life Tariff as stated in @Lccsa, Strasbourg judges ruled last month that a tariff which forces murderers to die in jail was “inhuman and degrading” following an appeal by three killers including Jeremy Bamber, who shot dead five members of his family in 1985. Arthur Hutchinson, who is serving a […]

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This month we’re talking dangerous dogs and football!

Monthly round up of hot topics Recently there has been much debate about dangerous dogs and news that the government is considering harsher punishments for the owners including life sentences if their dog is to kill someone in England and Wales. This was a hot topic on our twitter last month when the following posts […]

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Monthly round up of hot topics in June

June was an interesting month in our Motoring Offences and Driving Licence department when the government announced middle-lane drivers could receive on-the-spot fines for lane-hogging. This quickly became one of our top tweet discussions with a number of retweets as the announcement caused a national stir. Have you been caught out? ‏@OGarras ‘We are […]

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Monthly round up of hot topics in May

As usual, there were lots happening in the criminal defence world and the football industry throughout May which we were discussing with our followers over on Twitter (@OGarras). Below were the hot topics of conversations that got you guys talking! As a football agency we’re not only passionate about the game but also about our […]

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R v Waya

This important case allows us to have your confiscation proceedings looked at again and your payment order reduced.

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