Criminal defence

American law terminology

Anyone who looks at what words and phrases people are searching for online when they’re looking for a defence solicitor quickly realises that a lot of the phrases used to search the internet for criminal defence services in the UK are American. This phenomenon has come about because of our exposure to American news and culture online and our love as a nation of American law-based dramas like Suits, Better Call Saul and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Here we take.

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What are the consequences of benefit fraud?

Benefit fraud costs UK taxpayers millions of pounds every year. Offenders are often caught when people they know report them to the Benefit Fraud Hotline or during routine checks. If action is being taken against you following a benefit fraud investigation, it’s important to seek expert legal advice as soon as possible. Expert benefit fraud lawyers At Purcell Parker we have extensive experience dealing with a wide range of fraud cases including benefit fraud. We have a proven track record of successfully.

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Guide to white collar offences

The phrase ‘white collar offence’ was first coined by sociologist Edwin Sutherland, who defined it as ‘a crime committed by a person of respectability and high social status in the course of his occupation’.  This description is clearly dated, but nearly 80 years on, we still understand white collar crime to be fraud that is financially motivated, non-violent and usually carried out in connection with the offender’s place of work. As one of the top criminal law firms in Birmingham, the solicitors.

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Purcell Parker expands number of solicitors and Crown Court advocates on its Birmingham team

We are delighted to announce the expansion of our criminal law team at our Corporation Street offices in Birmingham.  Purcell Parker’s team of 14 solicitors and advocates deal with a range of criminal offences in Coventry, Leamington and Wolverhampton as well as Birmingham including motoring offences, fraud and Very High Costs Cases (VHCC). Appearing at Crown Court One of our defence solicitors, Charmaine Robinson, was recently granted her Higher Rights of Audience which enables her to appear in the Crown Court as.

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Defending private prosecutions in business

In a recent article published on www.newbusiness.co.uk, Purcell Parker’s MD Spencer Stephens takes a look at the unprecedented rise in private prosecutions and how they can be best defended. The rise of private prosecutions In the article, Spencer highlights the fact that once rare private prosecutions are becoming a more and more popular way for people to try and resolve disputes. This is due to a number of reasons, including a lack of resources within the police and Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)..

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