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Law Society president Joe Egan said: “We’re pleased the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has recognised the argument that there needs to be proper funding in the criminal justice system
Richard Miller, head of justice, and Daniel Bonich, joint chair of the Criminal Law Solicitors’ Association, gave evidence to the Justice Select Committee on the impact of legal aid cuts.
Criminal defence lawyers in England and Wales could become extinct, the Law Society of England and Wales warned today as it unveiled new data showing a looming crisis in the number of defence solicitors.
We have published a summary of responses following our discussion paper on the standard of proof applied by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).
Depriving one beleaguered portion of the criminal justice system to fund another could inflict further instability on the under-pressure system, the Law Society of England and Wales warned.
We are asking criminal law solicitors to get in touch if they know of cases where failures in the disclosure of ‘unused material’ evidence led, or could have led, to a miscarriage of justice.
The Law Society has responded to the Ministry of Justice’s consultation on Default County Court Judgments.
Ministry of Justice officials have said plans to increase the small claims limit to £5,000 for motoring claims will be implemented in April 2019.
HMCTS has recently announced six separate, but related, public consultations about the future of the HM Courts and Tribunals Service estate.
The Law Society has responded to the Law Commission’s consultation on its draft Sentencing Code for England and Wales.
This training teaches how to advance a client’s case well whilst ensuring witnesses are not subjected to undue stress.
Our accreditation covers all types of criminal law work and supports practitioners to qualify to apply for inclusion on local duty solicitor rotas.
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