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On 1 February, an exercise will be launched to select up to seven new members of the Court of Appeal to take up appointment from summer 2018 onwards.
This practice note is intended to provide practical guidance to members of the Law Society’s Mental Capacity (Welfare) accreditation scheme in carrying out their duties to clients and to the CoP.
A move by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) to limit the role of legal advisers to witnesses in fraud investigations has prompted the Law Society of England and Wales to publish guidance for solicitors.
Ministry of Justice plans to impose cuts of up to £30 million on criminal defence solicitors have been condemned today by the Law Society.
Six solicitor advocates were included in today's Queen's Counsel appointments
The Law Society will cease involvement in the Advocates' Graduated Fee Scheme working group due to transparency concerns.
After 23 years in the CPS, Eunice Shang-Simpson loves being in charge of her own destiny.
Solicitor advocates and barristers who question vulnerable witnesses in court during criminal trials are set to undergo a bespoke training programme.
This practice note outlines the main provisions of the relevant conventions and protocols and highlights the duty to enquire and, if necessary, investigate further, any credible claim that an individual has been a victim of trafficking.
The Law Society has collaborated with the City Law School and the Youth Justice Legal Centre to develop structured training courses tailored for our members who practise in the criminal courts.
This training teaches how to advance a client’s case well whilst ensuring witnesses are not subjected to undue stress.
Prove your experience in representing the needs of vulnerable clients to prospective clients.
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Free CPD event - 1 June 2016
This seminar will examine developments in the law relating to the partial defences to murder of loss of control and diminished responsibility.
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