In the uk if you win a court case you generally get awarded your costs…well read below because our great and trustworthy government is about to change that…these solicitors are the best if you need defending no matter what the reason, your fault their fault they are the best…but this is more important than that have a look. sorry if this seems like a plug but they are great and have more than likely saved me about £50,000 in compensation…
if you want justice this country is the wrong place to fight for it…and now it just got worse…sign the petition…
When Geoffrey Miller Solicitors successfully represented you, we were able to apply for payment of your costs back from the court when we secured your acquittal. This will not be so for acquitted defendants as from October 2009 due to a rule change being implemented despite overwhelming opposition to it. I have lodged the following petition with no.10 Downing Street this week.
The new rules will mean even if someone is acquitted of an offence, they will be expected to foot the majority of the legal bill themselves. This, in my view, is not justice!
It affects motorists facing prosecution because legal aid is not available for the majority of motoring prosecutions. However, it also affects any defendant acquitted of a crime in the Magistrates’ Court if they chose to instruct a lawyer who charges normal (and not legal aid rates)
It takes less than a minute to sign an e-petition and your support could make a difference to a lot of people so please take the time to click on the link and sign the petition. If you are an organization, please take the time to distribute the link to all members of your organization to sign it.
Thank you in advance for your time.
Jeanette S. Miller
Senior & Managing Partner
Geoffrey Miller Solicitors
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