Hylton-Potts Law Blog

Legal Issues and Opinions affecting people from across the UK


Should the Lockerbie bomber be freed?

Is it right to free Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi on compassionate grounds? Should he receive treatment in prison or be released to get care? Although tried in a Scottish Court, in reality this was an American tragedy and the crime solved with CIA resources. To free the Lockerbie bomber on compassionate grounds shows no compassion let alone other nationals, who strongly oppose his release. In America the bomber would undoubtedly have been given the death penalty.  The Scottish Authorities have discretion to take all factors into account, and many feel this bomber should die in prison. One little-known but sickening aspect

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Times Article 6th March 2000

An old one but here is the article on Rodney that featured in the Times, 6th March 2000 STRUCK OFF! 6 March 2000 The high flying solicitor Rodney Hylton-Potts was struck off and imprisoned for his part in a mortgage fraud.  But this has not stopped him from putting his legal training to work legally.  He talks to Francis Gibb about his crime and his new career It is not every day that a solicitor ends up as an inmate of Her Majesty’s prisons.  So when Rodney Hylton-Potts was jailed for mortgage fraud, he found himself remarkably popular with other

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Financial advice that YOU understand – A refreshing change

Sources of Finance Available We maintain excellent connections with top mortgage brokers, and are available to assist in the negotiation of loan terms. We can also have sources of private finance, if the banks and institutions do not lend, as has so often proved to be the case in the credit crunch. We clearly explain the terms of a loan agreement, and caution you against paying out costs or fees in advance, in an area which is rife with advanced fee fraudsters, who hoodwink often vulnerable people. If you are interested in these services they are suitable for an email

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Podcast Transcripts

We have many podcast on our website – To assist those people without speakers, or that are hard of hearing we have transcribed them into text  – Please read them here – Benefit Fraud Business Law Child Contact Civil Partnerships Cohabitation Criminal Injury Compensation Debt Collection Divorce Employment Law Insolvency Intellectual Property Litigation Motoring Offences Offshore Banking Personal Injury Pre-Nuptial Agreements Property Law Wills and Probate


I miss the Sweatbox

Oh how I miss the “Sweatbox” After being held by the police and awaiting a hearing, a weekly appearance before the Magistrates is a lifeline for prisoners. It may mean the claustrophobic “sweatbox” and endless hanging around, but it is a one opportunity to appear in open court and be visible to a judge, family, the public and press. Much police misconduct, (“slipping on the steps”) has been revealed in this way, and is a salutary reminder for officers to treat prisoners strictly in accordance with the law. The Government plan to sweep this away by having virtual magistrates’ courts

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Hylton-Potts meets Twitter

We have finally caught up and created our own Twitter account – Why not follow us here – Hylton Potts on Twitter We will be “tweeting” all our news from now on so why not use this popular social networking tool to keep in touch Yours, Rodney Hylton-Potts – Lawyer in London


WHO OWNS YOUR SPERM?

Possession is ten-tenths of the law. When Boris Becker dropped by a London restaurant in 1999, he had no idea his bill would be so enormous: £2 million. That’s the he paid to settle a paternity claim brought by a waitress, who claimed she had a single sexual encounter that night. Becker insisted he only had oral sex, and that his lawyers suggested the sometime model had inseminated herself. Legally, the how, where and why of the child’s conception are irrelevant. Now British courts have ruled that regardless of the circumstances behind a man’s becoming a father, he has to

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Buy to Let Law – Recovering agent charges following high court rulings

Buy to let. If you have rented out property in the last 14 years, you can recover agents charges in many cases, following a recent High Court ruling. Agents are not allowed to charge commission where a tenant continues to occupy the property after a lease expires, or where a tenant buys. If you feel that you fall into this category, please email us and we shall be happy to look at your case and advise you free of charge.


Pre-nuptial Agreements – Don't get caught out

Pre-nuptial agreement A strong Court of Appeal has decided that a pre-nuptial agreement will be relevant factor in a divorce settlements, it is is carefully drafted with proper safeguards, to avoid the stress and expense of a fully contested financial divorce battle. (Radmacher CA 13 July 2009) We can draft an agreement for you £200 plus VAT including all advice. If you wish to go ahead please contact Rodney by phone on 020 7381 8111 or email [email protected]


Pre-nuptial Agreements – Don’t get caught out

Pre-nuptial agreement A strong Court of Appeal has decided that a pre-nuptial agreement will be relevant factor in a divorce settlements, it is is carefully drafted with proper safeguards, to avoid the stress and expense of a fully contested financial divorce battle. (Radmacher CA 13 July 2009) We can draft an agreement for you £200 plus VAT including all advice. If you wish to go ahead please contact Rodney by phone on 020 7381 8111 or email [email protected]