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We remind defence practitioners of the statutory defence for clients charged with false immigration document offences.
The senior presiding judge has asked that the PTPH form be reviewed an has requested feedback.
The Law Society is being consulted on the terms of the Criminal Legal Aid Contract 2017.
The Ministry of Justice seeks responses from civil and criminal practitioners to a pre-consultation questionnaire on remuneration for contempt proceedings.
The Law Society has responded to the Sentencing Council's consultation on its draft guideline on reduction in sentence for a guilty plea.
We are looking for members' views on what features of accreditation are most important and useful.
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.
The Law Society has raised concerns with the LAA about their crime online portal. The LAA have responded with the following update.
This practice note sets out the duties and burdens affecting criminal solicitors arising from the Criminal Procedure Rules 2013 (CPR).
We welcome the clarification of the law that the Supreme Court has provided in this significant decision.
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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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