News and advice for solicitor advocates from the Law Society on civil, family and criminal advocacy issues.
Whatever the future of legal aid, digital working is the future for the criminal justice system.
Details on how to report problems with using digital equipment in courts or prisons.
The Lord Chief Justice (LCJ) has issued guidance to resident judges on the approach they should take in cases where members of the criminal bar are declining to accept returns of defence work.
This page collates research, reports and information that highlight waste in the system.
New provisions allow a foreign national who admits committing a criminal offence to be offered a caution, with a condition that they agree to be removed from the UK and not return for a period of time.
It is possible that solicitors could be unwittingly involved in assisting immigration fraud and associated money laundering.
The Law Society has produced a report on how the criminal justice system can be improved, based on consultation with practitioners.
With cuts in legal aid, criminal law practitioners are increasingly finding that clients have to find ways to pay for representation through private funds.
Many high street firms who deal with UK-based clients could be forgiven for thinking that this act is of no relevance to their firm. However, conduct much closer to home is also under the spotlight.
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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