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In The Media

Here are a selection of posts and articles from the Media and Digital Media team here at Morton’s Solicitors including print articles as well as TV, Radio and Video features.

The Real Cost Of Unqualified Legal Advice

The Real Cost Of Unqualified Legal Advice

If you were to use a McKenzie Friend, or any other unqualified person, in conducting a criminal appeal, the consequences can be worse than just a financial loss. The Court of Appeal has the power to order, in appeals without merit, that some time already served should not count towards your sentence. You may also face a substantial claim for prosecution costs.

Prosecution Time Limits For Military Murder?

Prosecution Time Limits For Military Murder?

Last week it was proposed by Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson that a 10-year time limit ( a Statute of Limitations) should apply to the prosecution of soldiers accused of murder during time spent in military engagement. He suggested this following reports that British soldiers may face prosecution over deaths that occurred in the 1970s and 1980s during the troubles in Northern Ireland.

Refuse Company Fined £1m After Staff Fatality

Refuse Company Fined £1m After Staff Fatality

It was on the 18th of October 2013 that Mr John Head, who was an employee of Veolia ES (UK) Limited, was ran over by a refuse collection vehicle (RCV) when it was reversing. This happened when he was walking across the yard at the Ross Depot Waste Transfer Station in Folkestone. After suffering the fatal injuries MR Head was pronounced dead at the scene.

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