Shentons Solicitors & Mediators

Law Talk Issue 2, 2018

June 6, 2018CarolineLaw Talk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In this issue:-

  • Lucy Spollin Joins Shentons Property Team
  • Placing Trust in a Family Member Can be Unwise
  • E-Signature Consultation

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Cybercrime

 

  By Harriet Parker

Whether you are a computer ‘nerd’ or just an average Joe, the world of computers can be a daunting place if you are accused of a crime.  Do you know the true meanings of terms like ‘IP address’ and ‘browser cache’ and most importantly their evidential significance?

Crimes involving computers have become something of a speciality for me following a number of complex cases I have conducted in the last couple of years.  With the ever-growing use of smart phones, the terminology and evidential significance of computer terms are becoming hugely relevant to many cases where they previously would not have featured.  As lawyers we cannot be complacent and simply leave these issue to the ‘experts’ as we need to understand the case from the outset and be able to advise our clients accordingly.

With the Police and Crown Prosecution Service under strict budget control we are often now served with stream-lined reports that give a bold conclusion indicating illegal activity but lacking any detail as to how the expert has reached this conclusion.  I regularly employ the services of Lee Bottomley of Leyson Data (http://www.leysondata.com/) to check and analyse the evidence that we are presented with and often together we can build a case to show that the evidence is not as it first appears.  For example, in a recent case Lee and I identified evidence to support the client’s contention that material on his mobile phone had resulted from his e-mail account being hacked.

Once a case reaches trial the next step is to ensure that the Jury are going to full grasp the technological evidence and the point that you wish to make.  It is therefore vital that we employ a barrister who again grasps the terminology and is able to present it in a clear and coherent way.  Nick Tucker of 12 College Place chambers has worked on such cases for 25 years and is adept at presenting the evidence to people who may have no previous experience of computer technology. His meticulous approach allows him to advise Lee and myself as to how we should progress the case and build the defence for our client.

Nick Tucker (http://www.12cp.co.uk/barristers/nicktucker)

If you are accused of such a crime – contact us today for advice.

Law Talk Issue 1, 2018

February 20, 2018CarolineLaw Talk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In this issue:-

  • Conveyancing Today – there’s no substitute for face-to-face advice…..
  • Dealing with the public? Are your charges transparent?
  • Council Triumphs in Care Cost Limitation Claim

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Personal Style

Shentons Solicitors and Mediators invite you to an exclusive evening talk by the multi award winning personal stylist Nicola Davis of My Personal Style to raise funds for our charity of the year, Solent Mind.

On Thursday 22nd February 2018 from 6.15pm until 7.45pm.

Venue: courtesy of Hotel Du Vin, Southgate Street, Winchester

Cost: a donation of £20 all of which will go to Solent Mind to include a drink & canapes.

After the talk, there will be an opportunity to discover tips on fashion, accessories and make-up which complement your individual style and to try out some products, as well as meeting other business colleagues.

We would like to thank Nicola and the Hotel for supporting this event free of charge to maximise the amount that can be raised for Solent Mind.

RSVP to our Practice Manager Adrienne at aedgerleyharris@shentons.co.uk by Friday 16th February.

Cheques are payable to Shentons or ring our Practice Manager for details of our bank to make a BACS payment.

Solent Mind is a registered Charity 1081116 providing advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Whilst part of a wider network, its focus is to support people living in Hampshire.

Shentons provide legal support to individuals and businesses in the Winchester and surrounding area- see more at www.shentons.co.uk.

Nicola Davis is the owner of My Personal Style running transformational services of colour me beautiful. Details of her products and services can be found at www.mypersonalstyle.co.uk.

Law Talk Issue 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

In this issue:-

  • So you think you’re insured to drive?
  • Commercial Court imposes prison sentences on Directors
  • Thinking of giving your home away?

The information in these downloads is provided for your use but we do not accept responsibility for their content and they should not be regarded as an alternative for taking legal advice.

If you would like to go on our mailing list for Law Talk please contact Caroline Jones to be placed on our database.

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