News and views from Johnson Astills

A round up of the latest legal news relating to Family Law, Property, Wills and Probate, Child Care
and Crime as well as what’s happening at Emery Johnson Astills.

Use the category links on the right to read older articles by subject.


Helen Johnson Solicitor Advocate at Emery Johnson Astills

When the prosecution decide to charge an offence of conspiracy they have to prove that there was an agreement to commit a … Continue reading

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The Right to Affordable Justice: The Bach Commission

At Emery Johnson Astills we are committed to providing affordable representation and advice to all our clients.

On 22nd September 2017 the Bach Commission, setup by Leicestershire Police and Crime … Continue reading

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Need representation at the Police station?

If you require legal representation at the Police station, even at short notice, do not hesitate to call our Criminal Defence Team at Emery Johnson Astills on 0116 255 4855 … Continue reading

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Looked After Children

Here at Emery Johnson Astills we recognise that different terms may be used during the time that social care are involved with you and that you may not always understand … Continue reading

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What is a Codicil?

Nearly all of us know what a Will is, but how many of us know what a Codicil is?

A Codicil is a document that can be used to make … Continue reading

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Serious offences involving vulnerable witnesses – from police station to court

Section 28 of the Youth Justice & Criminal Evidence Act permits video recorded cross-examination and re-examination of vulnerable witnesses. In short this permits all evidence to be recorded before the … Continue reading

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Greater focus on children recommended in cases of domestic abuse

Ofsted and three other agencies are due to publish a report on 19th September 2017, which deals primarily with the impact of domestic abuse on children.

The report states … Continue reading

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Changes to the Divorce Petition

On the 7th August 2017 Parliament introduced significant changes to the divorce petition used to apply for divorce in England and Wales. The new form became compulsory in courts … Continue reading

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Leicester Pride 2017

Pride festivals celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) culture and pride. There are many LGBT events and festivals held throughout the country at different times of the year. This … Continue reading

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The morning after the night before….

Facing the consequences of a failed breathalyser test? Emery Johnson Astills can help you

Kirsty Gallacher and Wayne Rooney have recently found themselves facing the loss of their driving licence … Continue reading

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