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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.
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.
Lawyers across the world risk harassment, imprisonment and even murder just for doing their jobs, the Law Society of England and Wales said on the Day of the Endangered Lawyer.
The number of magistrates’ and county courts facing closure is set to increase after the government unveiled a fresh round of proposed closures as part of its ongoing modernisation programme.
The Law Society has responded to a Home Office consultation on new legislation on offensive and dangerous weapons.
This guide explains how the Criminal Finances Act will affect your clients’ businesses.
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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