11 05 ‘17

Unexplained Wealth Orders

  The Criminal Finances Act 2017, which received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017, contains within it a number of measures aimed at enhancing powers under the existing Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) to extract ill-gotten wealth from suspicious individuals. The focus of this article is on the introduction of unexplained wealth orders (UWOs), […]

8 05 ‘17

Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS)

William Bache represented Carla Andrews in a recent and significant case about Shaken Baby Syndrome. Her baby had “a complex, inherited medical ailment that mimics the symptoms of what is called Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS)”. William said that the case highlighted the fact that if a baby shows symptoms which indicate SBS, then medical enquiries often […]

2 05 ‘17

Parents Not to Blame

We  represented the mother of Effie Stillwell, through our colleague, William Bache. Her case illustrates a dire state of affairs in our courts. The  causes of serious injury or  sudden death in very young babies remain insufficiently understood.  Yet outdated and ill researched mainstream medical opinion too readily concludes  they arise from  abuse. Ultimately clear […]

23 03 ‘17

Social Care and the Spring Budget 2017

The Autumn Budget was silent on social care. There has been much in the news about the immense pressure being put on the NHS due to beds being blocked as a consequence of a lack of community social care services. There was, therefore, much anticipation about what would be contained within what has been billed […]

14 03 ‘17

Appointment of new community care solicitor

GT Stewart has expanded the Community Care Team in Leeds with the appointment of solicitor, Tracey Ling. Tracey has a number of years experience working in public law and community care.  She qualified into this area of law in 2013 and had experience as a paralegal in the area prior to this.  She has experience […]

6 02 ‘17

Housing and debt legal aid for Cambridgeshire

The Legal Aid Agency has granted GT Stewart Solicitors & Advocates the contract for providing housing and debt advice in the Cambridgeshire area under the Legal Aid Scheme. The contract will be delivered in partnership with Peterborough Citizens Advice Bureau. We are keen to work with other voluntary organisations in the county and region to […]

26 09 ‘16

Greg Stewart hosts Fiji delegation

On 19 September Greg Stewart hosted a delegation of Fijian lawyers at the Law Society. The group comprised senior members of the Fijian justice system who are implementing a new duty solicitor scheme in Fiji and have been on a research mission to the UK to look at arrangements here. Greg was asked to meet […]