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Failures by police and prosecution authorities to disclose evidence which led to miscarriages of justice must be addressed through a shift in culture, MPs said today.
The Law Society has responded to the Sentencing Council's draft Guideline for Breach Offences.
“A crisis in the criminal justice system triggered the barristers’ strike action and although that dispute seems narrowly to have been resolved - the crisis has not gone away,” said Law Society of England and Wales president Joe Egan
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.
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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