Bakers Solicitors are delighted to announce that their Charity of the Year for 2018 is Crossroads Derbyshire, formerly High Peak Women’s Aid. The Charity, based in Glossop, offer a range of confidential support and advisory services to women, children and young people who live in fear of domestic abuse as well as offering an outreach service to men. The services include a refuge for young women and children needing a safe place to stay, outreach…Read more
Bakers Solicitors are delighted to announce their expansion into Stockport with the opening of a new office in Stockport’s town centre. The new office location compliments their prestigious head office on the high street in Glossop and allows a greater access for their ever-increasing client base. Bakers Solicitors offer advice and representation specialising in 4 areas of law; Family Law, Criminal Defence, Road Traffic Motor Law and Licencing.…Read more
The government has suffered a defeat in the House of Lords over plans to allow councils to opt out of legal obligations to vulnerable children. The crossbencher Lord Ramsbotham successfully moved an amendment to delete a prominent clause of the children and social work bill designed to give ministers extensive powers to sidestep children’s legal rights built up over decades.
"The protection of children must always come first. In this country we…Read more
Bakers Solicitors received some fantastic feedback from a client after working on a local police matter:
"I just wanted to say the biggest thank you to Hayley and Kirsten for being with me tonight at my interview. They are both fantastic ladies who made me feel so much better about the whole situation. Having never had to deal with anything like this before I was a bit of a wreck. But these two ladies were fantastic and got me through it. A…Read more
The rapidly expanding Criminal Department has seen an increase in clients both locally and nationally and Karina’s experience and knowledge is a welcomed addition to the already highly regarded department. Karina qualified as a solicitor in 2009 and has…Read more
The case of toddler Ayeeshia Jane Smith’s murder has filled the news recently, not only because of the shocking circumstances of her death at the hands of her birth mother, but because she was well known to Social Services, who admit they were on the verge of issuing care proceedings.
A Serious Case Review of Derbyshire County Council has now been launched to try and ‘learn lessons’ but the pervading tone is of negativity and cynicism toward the…Read more
Bakers Solicitors are thrilled to announce our charity partner for 2016 is Crossroads Derbyshire! (Previously High Peak Women’s Aid).
Crossroads Derbyshire is a voluntary organisation and registered charity (number 1134679) dedicated to helping women and children break free from domestic abuse. They also offer outreach support to men, plus a range of confidential support and advisory services to women, children and young people suffering the…Read more
A new report by the Ministry of Justice shows the number of free legal advice centres has halved in recent years.
Many people seem to think they would never need Legal Aid. They would never break the law, so the huge cuts that have been made are irrelevant.
Yet when you consider these advice centres are most often used for matters relating to debt and benefit and housing issues as well as non-discrimination employment issues, you realise that…Read more
We were really thrilled to hear about this fundraising event. It looks like great fun for all the family AND will help raise awareness and funds for a great local charity!
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