Vacancy for crime support worker


Pickup & Scott solicitors of Aylesbury have an immediate vacancy ideally for a law graduate who wants a legal career.


The position is fulltime, office based and duties include,

  • Dealing with clients some of whom may be vulnerable and under stress.
  • Audio typing correspondence, emails, statements and other documents.
  • Dealing with courts, counsel’s chambers and maintaining departmental diary.
  • General administration (post, filing, retrieving files from storage, take card payments from clients)
  • Handling legal aid applications
  • Copying bundles of papers for hearings
  • Telephoning courts to check on hearing dates and times
  • Keeping records of documents.


Applicant must have good IT and communication skills and be able to work well with colleagues.


Please send your cv to

Children and their rights toBritish Citizenship

Not everyone born in the UK has British citizenship automatically.

From 1 January 1983, British nationality law changed so that it is not enough to be born in the UK to have British citizenship.

This booklet explains who is a British citizen at birth and the rights of children who are not born with that citizenship to be registered as British citizens.


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Advising Clients with Mental Health Conditions


This clear and practical book will assist you with a guide to common legal problems that clients with mental health problems experience and how to approach them to ensure vulnerable clients receive excellent advice.

Advising Clients with Mental Health Conditions is designed to aid solicitors in advising clients who have mental health problems, and their carers, and to assist the solicitors who represent clients at Mental Health Tribunals with the many other legal issues they may have.


The book provides practical advice on topics such as:

  • hospital admissions, discharge and client visits;
  • access to services, including complaints, for clients and their carers;
  • diverse legal needs, e.g. criminal, wills and probate, trusts and gifts, family, immigration, housing, employment and legal aid;
  • mental capacity law and the Mental Health Act 1983;
  • interaction between human rights laws and mental health; and
  • differences in mental health law and practice in Wales.

Clients with mental health conditions are entitled to the same quality advice and respect as any other client. This clear and practical book will provide practitioners with a guide to common legal problems that clients with mental health problems experience and how to approach them, to ensure vulnerable clients receive excellent advice.


Available to buy from the Law Society –


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I would like to thank Pickup and Scott solicitors for their support in my immigration matter.

I would like to thank Salma Khan for her support, reassurance on times that I thought that my applications were going to fail, mainly because I had worked with other law firms and my application had not successful. Salma kept me updated and explained well the process and helped with the anxiety that I felt as I was worried that my application may not be successful.
Then when I received the good news about my application being successful was the icing on the cake. I am very happy with the outcome.

I would recommend anyone to Salma and Pickup and Scott as they have been very helpful to me.
Thank you so much Salma.


We have a vacancy for a fee earner with a provable interest in the types of work we do. We are particularly looking for a person with experience of advising, mental health clients or private law clients.

The ideal candidate may have been studying for a legal executive role, looking for a position that may lead to a training contract or a person with an established following.

David R Pickup


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We are still working and continuing to assist clients but we are no longer able to have face to face appointments in the office. The health and welfare of staff, visitors and clients is a priority.


We can offer appointments for advice by telephone or video such as zoom.


You can telephone the office on 01296 397794 and speak to a member of staff.


5th January 2021

If you registered a Lasting Power of Attorney between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017 you may be entitled to a refund of fees paid to the government, as they were set too high. Refunds between £34 and £54 may be claimable.

I’m so blessed to have engaged Salma Khan to help with my residency application.

The process was smooth and expedited. I was treated kindly, respectfully and was explained everything in detail. The results were obtained faster than I expected and the entire stressful ordeal turned into a pleasant experience thanks to Salma Khan’s professionalism and expertise in the matter.

I highly recommend this firm to anyone wanting to have a stress-free bureaucratic experience!

 UPDATE 26th Aug 2020


The office building is open although some staff are working from home.

We can offer telephone and video appointments.


You can use the following email,

or one of the telephone numbers below.


Private law: wills and probate

We have now been joined by Mrs Jennifer Bleby who will be working part time on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. She can advise on wills, powers of attorney and probate matters.


You can use the following email or one of the telephone numbers below:


Mental Health department

Justin Start 0777 236 8637

Georga Godwin 01865 596717

David Pickup 0783 158 6017

Criminal department

Alex Brown 07972 546215

Rav Dhillon 07816 489528

Immigration department

Salma Khan 07813 351631

Kevin Scott 07794896477


Wrongful Detention

The law sets out safeguards to ensure that detentions under the Mental Health Act are necessary. Professionals should ensure that alternatives are considered such as voluntary admission. Most detentions under section are legal. The proper way to challenge whether a section is needed is by an application to the independent Mental Health Tribunal which forms the best safeguard to protect a patient’s rights.

In a very few cases detentions are not valid. Your solicitor will always check the section papers which are application and supporting forms to make sure they have been completed correctly. The law allows for minor errors to be corrected but sometimes there is a major issue which means the detention is not valid. Examples can be where the wrong nearest relative was consulted or not consulted at all, (and an explanation of why they were not consulted is not given) forms unsigned or the wrong name for the patient.

If a hospital discovers a patient has been wrongfully detained they can assess whether a fresh application for a section could be made. This would not correct an earlier error but the new section would probably be valid.

We have experience of advising people who have been wrongfully detained and hospitals and social workers who are facing a possible claim. Wrongfully detained patients may be entitled to compensation.

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