We can offer a one-stop court representation service through the use of our in-house consultant barristers. We can also arrange for you to be represented via external counsel. Our offices in Finchley are located conveniently near the Barnet County Court and other courts in Central and North London and the Home Counties.
We have fee earners who can represent parties in a wide range of hearings at the following courts: Barnet County Court, Central London County Court, Willesden County Court, Edmonton County Court, Clerkenwell and Shoreditch County Court, in the High Court, St Albans County Court, Watford County Court, Uxbridge County Court, the Hertford County Court and other Courts and London and Watford Employment Tribunals.
Court Representation Examples
Some examples of the types of hearings in which we are able to represent you via our own fee earners include:
- Possession hearings
- Fast Track Trials
- Multi Track Trials of shorter duration
- Charging Orders – interim or final
- Enforcement procedure hearings
- Case Management Conferences
- Arbitration/small claims before a District Judge
- Applications to set aside Default Judgments
- Employment Tribunal Claims
If you would like representation or you are a solicitor looking for an agent at a Court hearing please telephone 020 8446 6223 and ask to speak to Lawrence Rodkin
Court Representation – Examples of some cases that we have dealt with
- Defended Possession Proceedings
We regularly represent Landlords that are subject to defended possession proceeding by their residential tenants in particular where landlords are relying on shorthold s21 notices to quit. This area of the law has become very technical and if a statutory requirement is not met this may provide a defence to a possession application under the s21 accelerated procedure. It is fairly common for us to only be instructed after a defence has been filed although we would prefer to be engaged at the beginning of a matter. We always endeavour to find a route for the landlord to secure possession. Our work in representing landlords includes the filing of detailed witness statements and organising for Counsel to attend the possession hearing.
- Defence of Motoring Offences
Our criminal barrister Julian Hunt represents clients who are being prosecuted for motoring offences (usually for speeding) when their driving licence may be at risk due to an accumulation of points. In such cases, we present mitigation evidence to the court where the offence is not disputed but where it is wished for any disqualification period to be as short as possible. Julian is very experienced at defending clients in relation to motoring offences
- Defence of Prosecutions
Julian has defended clients who are being accused of being dishonest but where there is an innocent explanation for what happened. A conviction of such an offence would seriously affect the career of a professional person.
- Employment Tribunal Claims
Our consultant barrister Kevin Harris regularly represents our clients in the employment tribunal for both employers and employees. He is very knowledgeable especially in relation to discrimination claims. In relevant matters, we can represent our client under legal expense policies – and indeed there is a statutory right for a policyholder to have a choice of solicitors once proceedings have been issued. Where there is no insurance available for claimants, we will consider a no win no fee arrangement for reasonably strong cases.
- Debt Claims
We have represented clients who wish to pursue or defend claims for recovery of debts.
- Applications to set aside Judgments
We represent clients who wish to set aside judgments that have been procured without their knowledge. Such applications should be raised promptly. We usually submit such applications without delay on the basis of preliminary witness statements with further witness evidence to follow as and when reasonably possible. If you discover a judgment against you, please arrange an urgent meeting with us so that we can submit this application.
There are many other examples of cases where we have represented our clients in court. We frequently work with external counsel specialising in the relevant area of law.
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