February 24th, 2011

I am very pleased to confirm that LBC have tonight invited me to watch the legal hour from their control room. This is a live free legal advice service provided by LBC Radio (97.3 FM) every Thursday from 9pm to 10pm.

Their current adviser is Daniel Barnett who is a qualified Barrister.

I have been informed that I may be considered as a stand-in when Daniel Barnett is unable to attend.

This is all very positive and I would like to take this opportunity to thank LBC for the interest they have shown.


February 18th, 2011

I emailed the Director of LBC today with a view to providing free legal advice to callers:
“I would very much like to attend the studio with view to providing reinforced service (strictly from a practical side). I realised Daniel provided good advice on the law…..the show would benefit even further to have a solicitor… Solicitors and Barristers often work together so I think the show and the callers would serve to benefit from this idea. I am a high street practitioner and my problem solving “on the spot” ability is at a very high level…..I would very much like to meet with you about this to discuss further”
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February 14th, 2011

It is very important that throughout the time you instruct your solicitor you retain copies of all documents. You should also keep originals. Quite often clients dispute their solicitor’s bill. This can be for various reasons. This can happen during a crucial time in litigation when things need to get done. Your solicitor will not do any work unless he is getting paid for work carried out and provided money on account. There is a rule that so long as you owe your solicitor money (even if the bill is in dispute) your solicitor can hold all your papers as security. This is known as “a lien”. This can be seriously detrimental to your case as you will not be able to instruct another solicitor to take on your matter without all necessary documentation. It is therefore imperative that you keep copies of all documents that you provide your solicitor throughout litigation process. Ask your solicitor to provide you with copies of all documents that come into existence from the time you instruct your solicitor. If you do this then you can dispute your solicitor’s bill and in the meantime instruct another solicitor to deal with your case.


February 7th, 2011

I was contacted about an unfortunate situation where a person’s solicitor refused to act. The person was very upset because it happened just days before a 4 day trial was due to take place. Rule 2 of the Code of Conduct 2007 implemented by the Solicitors Regulation Authority says as follows:

“A solicitor must not cease acting for a client except for good reason and on reasonable notice”

If a solicitor does not provide “reasonable notice” then this is a clear breach of the code. The client has a valid complaint to make to the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Compensation may be awarded.