Grainger Appleyard News

"No comment"

29 Mar 2017

It is surprising how often we are instructed by Defendants after they have been interviewed under caution without legal representation. Usually they explain that they believed it would delay matters if they asked for a solicitor. In fact we have a maximum response time of 45 minutes to any...

Represenation at the Police Station

18 Jan 2017

Won’t getting a Solicitor in the Police Station take too long? We are always being told stories by existing clients and new clients who have been in the Police Station either voluntarily for interview or having been arrested that they chose not to have a Solicitor because “it takes...

Family department achieves excellence!

13 Oct 2016

Grainger Appleyard is very proud to announce that each of our Family Law Solicitors have been formally accredited by the Law Society for their expertise. Accreditation to a Panel means that a Solicitor will have shown, to the satisfaction of the Law Society, that they have and will maintain a...

When it is time to stop someone making repeated Children Act applications?

13 Oct 2016

At Grainger Appleyard Solicitors we are always ready to assist and advise clients in any matter relating to family law. Occasionally, we need to advise clients who are the subject of repeated and unnecessary applications to the court usually made by their ex-partner in respect of the...

Voluntary Interviews With The Police

30 Sep 2016

It used to be the case that if you were suspected of committing a criminal offence the “Boys in Blue” would knock at your door, arrest you and take you to a Police Station to be interviewed in all but a select few of circumstance.  That is the familiar procedure that even those...

Intending to plead guilty. You should take legal advice.

7 Sep 2016

“Ignorance of the Law is no defence” but ignorance of the Law can sometimes result in Defendants pleading guilty when in fact they may have a defence to the charge they face. Some potential defences are more obvious than others. A Defendant charged with assault may be able to avoid...