Your family and the Courts
We understand that dealing with the Police is stressful even if involvement with the Police is the result of a ‘minor’ charge. Most people are not used to having to deal with the Police and it is in these circumstances that referring to one of our experienced solicitors can help considerably.
You may need to know what rights the Police have to fingerprint, photograph or search you; you may feel uncertain about how to answer questions you are asked and how long the Police may interview you. Having a solicitor with you will deal with all these doubts and if you are charged with an offence then our solicitors will advise you on the best way to deal with the courts.
Our families are important to us all. However despite all the joy families can bring, it is also true that families can bring about many problems and worries.
In this section, you will be able to contact our specialist advisors to help you with problems affecting your children, the death of a loved one or a divorce. Our extensive experience in these areas means that we can often help put your mind at ease by meeting you or speaking to you on the telephone.
You will see that there are many other areas of family 'ups and downs' we can help you with. Please use this section of the site to find the lawyer best placed to help you and then telephone, e-mail or make an appointment to discuss your concerns.
• Dangerous driving
• Driving without due care and attention
• Drink driving
• Vehicle documentation offences and
• There is even an offence of furious cycling!
Each offence carries its own range of penalties and in the modern world, it seems as though the penalties are being applied in a far more harsh fashion in order to reflect society's concern about the terrible consequences of some accidents on the roads.
Having a solicitor represent you at court will ensure that your side of events is properly represented and may lead to an acquittal or a more lenient sentence being imposed.
If you, a relative or a friend are ever faced with the possibility of being detained under the Mental Health Act, then you should seek advice from an experienced solicitor.
Clive Rossin, a partner at Larken & Co is one of the few practitioners in Nottinghamshire to have considerable experience of Mental Health Act proceedings. As well as advising you on the law Clive can help advise you on the procedure applicable to an appeal against section via a Mental Health Review Tribunal or a Manager’s Hearing.
You only have to read a newspaper or talk with friends to realise that if you have a job, the law gives you many rights.
It is difficult for people to know all the rights they may have available to them. If you think your employer has treated you unfairly, you must obtain legal advice at the earliest opportunity. Many of the legal rights are subject to strict time limits to make a claim.
Seeing a solicitor does not mean that you must go to a court or tribunal. Our experience suggests that internal grievance procedures can be useful. Even if matters have gone beyond using internal procedures, we can often help you reach agreement with your employer and, failing that, we are used to dealing with Industrial Tribunal procedures.
Whatever your problem at work, it is likely that we can help.
Making a claim in respect of an accident can be complicated but the lawyers at Larken & Co can help you deal with any claim. There are time limits which apply to injury claims and it is important that early advice is taken. Our lawyers will need to take instructions from you after which they will usually be in a position to advise you if your case is likely to succeed and how much the compensation might be.
Our lawyers will attempt, if possible, to deal with your claim without the need for court proceedings. If that is not possible, then our lawyers will draft your claim, deal with the courts and advise you on any offers of settlement. You can also expect to be advised about the various ways of funding your claim including the availability of no win no fee arrangements and any potential liability for costs.