Stephensons in the media

Below are summaries of media appearances and press articles relating to Stephensons Solicitors LLP over the past few months, click the details link to read the article in full where available:

 

  • Details: The Telegraph - July 2017
    Headline: 'My Sky broadband was wiped out by neighbour's faulty kettle'
    Summary: Andrew Leakey discusses the rights of consumers with regards to their broadband contracts when they experience outages.

  • Details: The Independent - July 2017
    Headline: Government to refund tribunal fees after Supreme Court ruling, Ministry of Justice reveals
    Summary: Phil Richardson discusses the decision of the Supreme Court to stop charging employment tribunal fees and refund thousands who have paid them in recent years.

  • Details: Mail Online - July 2017
    Headline: Pay up...or we'll switch off your car: rutless finance firms install 'kill switches; to immobilise vehicles if drivers miss a payment.
    Summary: Andrew Leakey highlights the problems that may arise if finance firms have the ability to immobilise customers' cars.

  • Details: The Independent - July 2017
    Headline: Finance firms fitting 'kill switches' to immobilise customers' cars if they miss a payment
    Summary: Andrew Leakey highlights the problems that may arise if finance firms have the ability to immobilise customers' cars.

  • Details: LBC - June 2017
    Summary: Mike Devlin on: British Asian couple in adoption row with council. 

  • Details: LBC - June 2017
    Summary: Joanne Ellis on: Grenfell Tower - eviction of tenants for fire safety.

  • Details: BBC Radio 5 Live - June 2017
    Summary: Rachel Adamson on: Grenfell Tower - possibility of charges for corporate manslaughter.

  • Details: The Guardian - June 2017
    Headline: Key questions about the Grenfell Tower fire
    Summary: Rachel Adamson comments on the potential corporate manslaughter charges which could be brought after the Grenfell Tower fire.

  • Details: Metro - June 2017
    Headline: Theresa May orders full public inquiry into Grenfell Tower disaster.
    Summary: Mike Pemberton explains the different types of public inquiry.

  • Details:  ITV - June 2017
    Summary: Sean Joyce appeared on Judge Rinder’s Crime Stories, series two episode two.

  • Details:  ITV - June 2017
    Summary: Rachel Adamson appeared on Judge Rinder’s Crime Stories, series two episode two.

  • Details: Mail Online - June 2017
    Headline: Four managers at company paid £11million to manage inferno tower block shared more than £650,000 pay last year
    Summary: Rachel Adamson comments on the potential criminal charges which could be brought after the Grenfell Tower fire.

  • Details: The Independent - April 2017
    Headline: Newcastle United and West Ham HMRC investigation is 'of a very serious nature''
    Summary: Rachel Adamson comments on how the scale of the investigation into the two clubs suggests that the alleged offences are of a very serious nature.

  • Details: Money Supermarket - March 2017
    Headline: Insurance and driverless cars - where next?
    Summary: Kate Sweeney, head of personal injury, explains the implications of insurance for driverless cars.

  • Details: The Sun - March 2017
    Headline: Parents reveal heartbreak of teen mum who went into hospital with tonsillitis and died less than 24 hours later
    Summary: Claire Mooney comments on one of our recent clinical negligence cases where the death of a young mother could have been avoided if appropriate medical investigations had been carried out.

  • Details: 24 Housing - February 2017
    Headline: Housing associations 'front & centre' in Housing White Paper
    Summary: Kate Bullen examines the recent Housing White Paper and the key points for housing providers.

  • Details: The Sun - February 2017
    Headline: Ex-DVD rental shop boss threatens 900 customers with bailiffs over unpaid fines total £40,000 from 20 years ago
    Summary: Matthew Halton comments on the difficulties involved when enforcing a debt more than six years old.

  • Details: Information Age - January 2017
    Headline: British police and courts get 'clued up' about the Internet of Things
    Summary: Sean Joyce discusses how evidence provided by household devices could soon be proving crucial to detectives working on criminal cases.

  • Details: 24 Housing - January 2016
    Headline: Government's garden village plans 'insufficient' according to leading lawyer
    Summary: Head of Real Estate, David Baybut, discusses the governments plans for 14 new 'garden villages' and three garden towns.

  • Details: UK Haulier - December 2016
    Headline: Changes to the Highway Code to make drivers turning left give way to cyclists at junctions would only make a 'superficial' difference
    Summary: Sean Joyce discusses the highway code changes proposed by by British Cycling and how they would impact road transport law. 

  • Details: Mail Online - December 2016
    Headline: So did your office Christmas party go with a bang? Fun and frolics descend into fighting and fear as festive drinkers turn Britain's high streets bloody on Black-Eye Friday
    Summary: Sean Joyce explains why the last Friday before Christmas is often the busiest night of the year for criminal solicitors.

  • Details: Business Grapevine - December 2016
    Headline: JD Sports suspended from recruiting after exposé
    Summary: Phil Richardson discusses the issues JD Sports are facing after a documentary exposed the working conditions of their employees.

  • Details: Information Age - December 2016
    Headline: "Sextortion": combating the webcam criminals
    Summary: Colin Rawson gives an insight into the rise of webcam crime.

  • Details: HR Grapevine - December 2016
    Headline: Head of HR fired for not bowing highlights serious 'culture clash'
    Summary: Adam Pennington gives a legal perspective on the controversial employment law case.

  • Details: BBC - December 2016
    Headline: Winning Express betting scheme investors fear money lost
    Summary: Rachel Adamson highlights the red flags in The Winning Express investment scheme.

  • Details: Zoopla! - November 2016
    Headline: What does a conveyancer do?
    Summary: Linda Kirk breaks down the conveyancing process into ten easy steps.

  • Details: City AM - November 2016
    Headline: City Moves for 3 November 2016. Who's switching jobs.
    Summary: Catherine Powell joins Stephensons as finance director.

  • Details: The Telegraph - October 2016
    Headline: Black Friday and Cyber Monday: What are your consumer rights?
    Summary: Andrew Leakey explains consumers rights in relation to the sales leading up to Christmas.

  • Details: 24 Housing - October 2016
    Headline: Government buying scheme withdrawal adds pressure on social housing
    Summary: Kate Bullen gives an insight into how government buying schemes impact social housing

  • Details: The Telegraph - October 2016
    Headline: PC World fixed my £300 laptop, but charged me £300 to recover my data
    Summary: Andrew Leakey explains the 'six months' rule regarding potentially faulty products.

  • Details: AOL UK - October 2016
    Headline: The minister is wrong: you shouldn't leave your money to your grandchildren
    Summary: Heather Roberts comments on the risks involved when leaving inheritance to grandchildren rather than children.

  • Andrew Leakey

    Details: Mail Online - September 2016
    Headline: Lawyer sues Emirates airline after 'enduring' nine-hour flight seated next to an obese man
    Summary: Andrew Leakey comments on the rights of consumers when their seat on a flight does not meet the description relied upon.

  • Andrew Leakey

    Details: BBC 5 Live - September 2016
    Summary: Andrew Leakey discusses the rise in number of County Court Judgments and the problems they can cause.

  • Phil Richardson

    Details: CIPD People Management Online - September 2016
    Headline: Use of zero-hours contracts up 21 per cent in a year
    Summary: Head of employment law, Phil Richardson, discusses the increase of the use of zero-hour contracts.

  • Mandy Rimmer

    Details: Daily Mail (Online)  - September 2016
    Headline: Older gay couples shun marriage as the average age for a civil partnership to be recorded passes 50
    Summary: Amanda Rimmer discusses the possible reasons why older same-sex couples are still choosing civil partnerships over marriage.

  • Phil Richardson

    Details: CIPD - August 2016
    Headline: Choosing the right contract for apprentices
    Summary: Head of employment law, Phil Richardson, discusses apprenticeship levys and contracts.

  • Andrew Leakey

    Details: The Daily Mail & The Mail (Online) - August 2016
    Headline: Selfish baby boomers: generation wants to spend, spend, spend rather than leave cash to their children
    Summary: Andrew Leakey discusses the importance of discussing the contents of Wills in order to avoid future inheritance disputes

  • Details: The Sun - July 2016
    Headline: How Brexiteers are using black tape and Union Jack stickers to cover EU stars on their number plates. British drivers use black tape to cover up EU stars on number plates because 'its time to take back control after Brexit'
    Summary: Road traffic law specialist, Alex Garner, explains the legal implications involved in tampering with number plates after car owners try to cover up the EU stars on their registration plates.
     
  • Mandy Rimmer

    Details: The Guardian (online) - July 2016
    Headline: £75m for divorcee who said she required £1m a year for clothes
    Summary: Amanda Rimmer, partner in the family team, comments on London's growing reputation for so-called 'divorce tourism'.

  • Details: Mail Online UK - July 2016
    Headline: British drivers use black tape to cover up EU stars on number plates because 'its time to take back control after Brexit'
    Summary: Road traffic law specialist, Alex Garner, explains the legal implications involved in tampering with number plates after car owners try to cover up the EU stars on their registration plates.
     
  • Details: The Times (online) - July 2016
    Headline: Users let down by Microsoft upgrade
    Summary: Andrew Leakey explains that consumers who have had to pay for computer repairs after the automatic microsoft update may be eligible for a refund under consumer legisaltion. 

  • Judith Thomas Whittingham

    Details: Daily Mail - June 2016
    Headline: Mother whose aggressive mouth cancer destroyed her face finds love
    Summary: A client who lost her nose after the NHS failed to detect aggressive mouth cancer shares her story.

  • Judith Thomas Whittingham

    Details: Daily Mirror - June 2016
    Headline: Cancer destroyed courageous mum's face - but she refused to let it get in the way of love
    Summary: Andrea McNicholas' looks had been horrifically altered by ­surgery to remove a tumour - but last month she walked down the aisle.

  • Judith Thomas Whittingham

    Details: This Is Money - June 2016
    Headline: Mother whose aggressive mouth cancer destroyed her face finds love
    Summary: Andrea McNicholas was left disfigured following a form of mouth cancer.

  • Details: Daily Mail - April 2016
    Headline: 'Mother who blamed herself for stillbirth shares heartbreaking picture of her son after hospital pays out £40,000'
    Summary: A mother who spent two years blaming herself for a stillbirth has been awarded a £40,000 payout after the hospital which delivered him admitted it was responsible. 

  • Jamie Cruickshanks

    Details: This is Money - April 2016
    Headline: 'Mum shares pictures of her with stillborn son after hospital pays out £40,000 over botched delivery'
    Summary: Jamie Cruickshanks discusses a case in which a baby was stillborn after negligence at the hands of the Trust.

  • Jamie Cruickshanks

    Details: The Mirror - April 2016
    Headline: 'Mum shares pictures of her with stillborn son after hospital pays out £40,000 over botched delivery'
    Summary: Jamie Cruickshanks discusses a case in which a baby was stillborn after negligence at the hands of the Trust.

  • Jamie Cruickshanks

    Details: The Sun - April 2016
    Headline: 'Mum who blamed herself for her baby's death for two years gets £40k compo after hospital admits blame.'
    Summary: Jamie Cruickshanks discusses a case in which a baby was stillborn after negligence at the hands of the Trust.

  • Liam Waine

    Details: The Telegraph - April 2016
    Headline: 'Npower wouldn't refund my £550, so I took it back myself - here's how'
    Summary: Liam Waine explains consumer rights in relation to direct debit guarantee schemes.

  • Louise Hebborn

    Details: BBC Radio Manchester - April 2016
    Summary: Louise Hebborn discusses injunctions and why they don't always work.  Listen from 1hr 20min.

  • Andrew Leakey

    Details: BBC Radio Wales - April 2016
    Summary: Andrew Leakey gives listeners advice on right of way disputes. Listen from 23 mins. 

  • Liam Goggin

    Details: BBC Radio Manchester - April 2016
    Summary: Liam Goggin, discusses the latest developments in the Alton Towers 'Smiler' case. Listen from 2hr 24mins.

  • Correna Platt

    Details: Talk Radio - March 2016
    Summary: Partner and criminal litigation solicitor, Correna Platt, discusses the legal appeal by former footballer, Ched Evans, who was convicted of raping a teenager in 2012. 
     

  • Mandy Rimmer

    Details: BBC Radio Manchester - March 2016
    Summary: Amanda Rimmer, partner in the family team, comments on the Guy Ritchie / Madonna custody dispute. Listen from 1.22:40. 
     

  • Sean Joyce

    Details: LBC - March 2016
    Summary: Sean Joyce, partner is Stephensons crime team comments on a serious animal abuse case. Listen from 19.00:00. 
     

  • Chris Fairhurst

    Details: BBC Radio Cumbria - March 2016
    Summary: Chris Fairhurst comments on the rising number of pet pre-nups. Listen from 1.15:00. 

  • Judith Thomas Whittingham

    Details: The Daily Mail - February 2016
    Headline: 'A few weeks after surgery I accidentally caught a glimpse of myself. It broke my heart': Mother, 49, wins £900,000 payout from NHS after medics missed mouth cancer which destroyed her face
    Summary: A client who lost her nose after the NHS failed to detect aggressive mouth cancer shares her story.

  • Judith Thomas Whittingham

    Details: The Sun - February 2016
    Headline: Woman who lost her nose after mouth cancer went undiagnosed for a year gets £900,000
    Summary: A client who lost her nose after the NHS failed to detect aggressive mouth cancer shares her story.

  • Judith Thomas Whittingham

    Details: The Mirror - February 2016
    Headline: Woman who lost her nose to aggressive cancer receives £900,000 payout from NHS
    Summary: A client who lost her nose after the NHS failed to detect aggressive mouth cancer shares her story.

  • Liam Waine

    Details: The Telegraph - February 2016
    Headline: 'I withdrew £14,000 of premium bonds - and now NS&I wants its back'
    Summary: Liam Waine outlines the rights of consumers in relation to companies making payments in error. 

  • Andrew Leakey

    Details: BBC Radio Wales - February 2016
    Summary: Andrew Leakey gives advice to those who have bought faulty tumble dryers after reports of some tumble dryers catching fire. Listen from 1hr 9mins

  • Judith Thomas Whittingham

    Details: BBC Manchester - January 2016
    Summary: Judith Thomas-Whittingham discusses the safety of the 111 NHS helpline after call handlers failed to spot symptoms of blood poisoning, leading to the death of a baby boy. Listen from 2hr 8mins.

  • Joanne Ellis


    Details: BBC Radio Berkshire - January 2016
    Summary: Joanne Ellis discusses the conditions of temporary accommodation provided by the council for homeless families.

  • Andrew Leakey

    Details: The Telegraph - January 2016
    Headline: 'Credit card firm refunded my £1500 - then changed its mind'
    Summary: Andrew Leakey advises readers on the rights of consumers in relation to refunds under section 75.

  • Sean Joyce

    Details: The Daily Express - December 2015
    Headline: Black Eye Friday: Britain braced for booziest night with need for lawyers set to double
    Summary: Stephensons highlights the increased demand for lawyers during the Christmas party season following an increase of 125% on Mad Friday 2014.