The Family Law Team represented the Grandmother of a young child who had been incredibly ill after sustaining a head injury – she had been included  in the pool of potential perpetrators when Social Services were accused her of non-accidental injury ie baby-shaking.  We were able to prove that she was not caring for the child at the time the injury took place.  The child and his sibling spent a significant amount of time in foster care before being returned to the family following the fact finding

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Being arrested is a highly stressful situation for both the individual and their friends and family. Here is some guidance on what to expect and what you should do to achieve the best outcome. What happens first? The usual process is that you will be taken to a police station. Here, you’ll be told your rights by a custody officer, who will confiscate your possessions once you have been searched. If you need an interpreter, this will be arranged. Your rights include permission to: Obtain

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As part of the ongoing celebrations for the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta and Open House weekend, Edward Hayes’ In House Counsel, Hannah Smith, joined an esteemed panel from the Inner Temple in a session of talks and a Q&A given on the topic of Careers in the Law at the Royal Courts of Justice on 19th September 2015.

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Bail is the term used when a person who is charged with a criminal offence is released from police custody until they next appear in court or at the police station. Bail is usually granted with conditions. These can be: You must live at a certain address You must not contact certain people You must give your passport to the police so you can’t leave the UK You have to report to the police station at certain times If you don’t stick to these conditions, you could be arrested again

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Nadine Radford QC, instructed by Edward Hayes LLP and leading Hannah Smith In House Counsel, successfully appealed a sentence of three years’ imprisonment for manslaughter and had it replaced with two years’ imprisonment, suspended for two years with a residence requirement and mental health treatment requirement. The Appellant, aged 81 at the time of sentence, had been a carer for his wife of sixty years as her health deteriorated.  His own health suffered and, at the time that he killed

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