Services

Unexplained Wealth Orders

11 May, 2017

  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), […]

Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS)

8 May, 2017

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 […]

Appointment of new community care solicitor

14 March, 2017

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 […]

Greg Stewart hosts Fiji delegation

26 September, 2016

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 […]

Priority Need In Homelessness Cases

31 August, 2016

Our housing team are experts in getting fair outcomes for people who approach their council for help when they become homeless. You can read more about the process and tests for homelessness assistance [here]. In short, a person is owed a full housing duty by the local authority if s/he is eligible for assistance (this relates […]

Client of Good Character Keeps Career Intact

28 July, 2016

Our client AL is a young man with no previous convictions, cautions or warnings. In fact he had never even been arrested before. He is a successful scientist and has a wife and young child that live abroad. AL was charged with two offences, namely possession of a bladed article and importing a realistic imitation firearm […]

Grievous Bodily Harm With Intent – Unanimous Acquittal At The Old Bailey

24 April, 2016

GT Stewart’s client, 19 year old DB, stood trial this week at the Central Criminal Court accused of involvement in a ‘joint enterprise’ stabbing and possession of a knife. The prosecution case was that DB had targeted the victim, as the parties had been known to each other previously, when DB had been accused of […]