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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.
Robert Bourns has criticised the long-term negative 'campaign' against solicitor advocates.
The Law Society's guidance has been sought on the application to local authority Children Act meetings of Outcome 11.01 and Indicative Behaviour 11.4 in the Solicitors Regulation Authority Code of Conduct 2011.
This practice note is for criminal solicitors taking instructions and advising at police stations and at Magistrates' Courts where the virtual first hearing system is in use.
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