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Don’t Allow CPS Inefficiencies To Affect Your Legal Case



There are many reasons for instructing a specialist solicitor to assist you with your legal case.


An obvious and common one, is that as a lay person you simply don’t have the knowledge that specialists do in this field.  It’s a natural and very sensible decision to turn to an expert who understands the legal system, has the knowledge of suitable defences, and the experience of successfully presenting cases.


Another reason is the fear that many people feel when they realise they will have to appear in Court.  Our clients are always good people with minimal, if any, previous involvement with the legal system.  The reality of appearing in Court is terrifying, and we can make the process faster, easier and stress-free.  In some circumstances we can even appear in Court instead of the client altogether, which is a huge benefit to many people.


There is another reason why you should instruct a specialist solicitor, and many people unfamiliar with the legal world are not aware of this.


The fact is, that as a defendant charged with an offence, you are fighting your case against the large and powerful Crown Prosecution Service.  You are one person entering the legal system, and your case will be at the forefront of your mind.  It is likely that you will feel that the case hands over your head from the first moment you learn of the potential charge, until the final hearing when the case is concluded.


Our clients are often incredibly worried and have difficulty sleeping and eating.  Personal relationships may break down as a result of the case, your job or whole career may be at risk, and the case will be all-consuming.


It is fair, therefore, to expect that your case has similar importance to the people on the other side of the story – the prosecution service.  These are the people, after all, who will be building and presenting the case against you.  They should, surely, be organised and efficient and follow the guidelines set out by the Court – as you will have to as the defendant – to ensure that your case is heard fairly.


While this is the ideal, it is very rarely the reality.


A recent government-commissioned review has revealed that “defence practitioners throughout England and Wales reported problems with the lack of case ownership and morale within the CPS”.


It is certainly an experience that we can also confirm as being the norm, sadly.


Swift progress of a client’s case usually requires daily chasing by us of the prosecution service.  Deadlines set out for them by the Court are often ignored.  Delays are very commonly caused by their inability to review cases ahead of hearings.  Prosecutors often arrive at Court unaware of their cases, certainly without having prepared in advance.  Prosecutors are often agent barristers given no time to read or prepare cases ahead of hearings.


Put simply, anyone defending themselves without representation, will have to not only prepare their case, but also badger the prosecution service to ensure that they are following the procedure the Court requires.


The amount of time and effort that this takes is considerable.


Luckily, with Forrest Williams on your side, all of this work is included in the fixed fee that we quote you for the whole of your case.  We do not charge for every letter or phone call as we do not consider this to be fair – you need to know the total amount that your case will cost.


Facing a charge for a motoring matter is stressful enough.


Don’t increase your worry by trying to manage the case alone.


Get the experts on your side.


We are here to help.


Give us a call now for free initial advice and a fixed fee quote to manage the whole of the case for you.


CALL US NOW: 01623 397200


Death By Dangerous Driving Prosecution Withdrawn Due to Incorrect Signage

A driver who knocked over and killed a pedestrian will not be prosecuted.


Mr Campbell, who killed Jaye Bloomfield on a pedestrian crossing as he drove at 49mph in a 30mph zone, will not be prosecuted as an “unofficial” speed sign was used.


A red ‘unofficial’ speed sign had been placed, which Mr Campbell had not seen.


This technicality means that no charges could be brought against Mr Campbell, who would have faced up to 14 years in custody had he been convicted of death by dangerous driving.


Click on our specialist page for more details on our Dangerous Driving assistance.


Are you being investigated for death by dangerous driving?
Call us now – initial advice is always free: 01623 397200

Forrest Williams: Motoring Solicitors Who Truly Care

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Here at Forrest Williams, we take community involvement seriously.


But even in our main office we didn’t realise just how seriously until we were short listed for a community business award and had to detail our contributions.


We thought we’d share this on here to demonstrate that we truly are a firm of motoring solicitors who are committed to doing good and giving back.


Did you realise that….

* We are committed to the local community and this year agreed to take on TWO work experience students at the last minute (literally 5.30pm Friday, to start the following Monday!) as they’d been let down elsewhere.

* We work in schools mentoring and advising students!

* We have associations with Young Enterprise

* Our Apprentice, Lydia, was given a permanent contract in March after completing her Apprenticeship… and she’s now doing a degree in a related field!

* Our team have been involved with charitable work including running the local YES! Group, running mother and baby music groups, being a Rainbows unit guider, volunteering at a local library and being very involved with the local astronomy club!


If you’re looking for a specialist motoring solicitor who doesn’t just talk the talk, give us a call.



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