We have received instructions from many members of the public seeking advice regarding parking fines issued by a private company for alleged parking contraventions at the car park adjacent to the Oak Mall Shopping Centre, Greenock. Important Legal Issues are involved here and indeed in respect of private parking fines imposed anywhere in the country.We have been able to successfully assist many clients in avoiding liability.If you receive any such Penalty Notice, which you wish to dispute, it is important that legal advice is sought immediately and certainly prior to entering any form of discussions with the issuing company. click here to contact us >
The year 2011 – 2012 has been one of expansion and growth for the firm and this has been reflected in the calibre of new personnel whom we have been very fortunate to attract.
We have been delighted to welcome Anne Sinclair to the firm from one of the major Litigation firms in Glasgow. Having spent eighteen years of her Legal Career there, and having held the position of Partner, Anne has acquired a wealth of experience in all areas of Civil Litigation.We are sure that she will be a major asset to Keenan Solicitors.
Lauren McGonigal has joined the firm as a Trainee Solicitor and is playing an important role in assisting Gerry Keenan in the Criminal Department. An Honours Graduate from Strathclyde University, Lauren commenced her Legal career at the Procurator Fiscal’s Office where she acquired valuable knowledge of Criminal Litigation.She has the potential to be an excellent Criminal Defence Lawyer and she is a very welcome addition to our staff.
More information on our personnel can be found on our staff page by clicking here >
In October 2010, the case of Cadder changed the law in Scotland. The Supreme Court ruled that police could no longer interview suspects in Scotland without allowing them access to a solicitor. The decision was not retrospective but did apply to live, pending and on-going cases. In June 2011, we were involved in one of only three test cases in Scotland appealed on a Cadder point at the Supreme Court in London. On 6 October 2011 the Supreme Court issued it’s decision on these cases all of which sought to extend the rationale laid down in Cadder. If you wish to know more about these cases, a summary of the decisions can be found by clicking here >
The recent cases of Docherty, Logan and Philbin challenged the five year timebar in “slopping out” cases. These were all cases in which a Court action had been raised. On 2 September 2011 the Inner House of the Court of Session issued its opinion, holding that Convention Rights challenges are not subject to the five year precriptive period found in section 6 of the Prescription and Limitation (Scotland) Act 1973.
The Scottish Minister are currently conidering the judgement and it is possible that they may appeal. If you wish to discuss how this may affect you, please contact and we will be happy to assist.