Throwing or Conveying 
It may be tempting for friends and family members, possibly for financial gain, to seek to convey articles into prisons. The chance of being caught is high and, possibly for that reason, many who might otherwise be tempted to do so, refrain from doing so.

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Section 40CB of the Prison Act 1952 makes it a criminal offence to ‘throw’ articles into prisons, so launching an item over the outskirts of the prison is no less of a crime than taking it inside when on a visit. It may also be seen as a much harder crime to detect.

In Entick v Carrington (1765), a case concerning the entry to and searching of premises, the court ruled:


“…if this is law it would be found in our books, but no such law ever existed in this country; our law holds the property of every man so sacred, that no man can set his foot upon his neighbour's close without his leave.


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The Solicitor For You
Facing the prospect of a criminal investigation or proceedings can be a daunting prospect, one that can often inflict a heavy burden not just on themselves, but also on their families.It is imperative that legal support is in place from the beginning.

The 'Right' Solicitor
 It might be a cliché to state that you must choose the 'right' solicitor, however, if your case depends on legal aid funding, a wrong choice may not be easily remedied as courts will need good justification to transfer legal aid to another firm.

If you are unhappy with your solicitor then the sooner this is resolved, the better.
How do you find the Solicitor for you?

Domestic Abuse - legislative changes made by the Government

domestic abuseThey have announced further reforms following on from the recent announcement about the sentencing of Domestic Abuse Offences.
This will make it clear that Domestic Abuse applies to all relationships and victims and includes economic abuse and controlling behaviour.

Domesitc Abuse
Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are, or have been, intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexual orientation. The abuse can encompass, but is not limited to:

DSC02084 2It is with great sadness that we announce the death of the founder of Morton’s Solicitors – Mr Stephen Morton BA (Hons). Stephen passed away peacefully after a short illness in hospital. He will be much missed by his wife Kate, his sons David and Simon and his three grandchildren. The funeral will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday 16th March at 13.20, for those who would wish to join in us in celebrating his life and many successful and memorable years in the profession.



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