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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.
We have published a summary of responses following our discussion paper on the standard of proof applied by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).
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.
HMCTS has recently announced six separate, but related, public consultations about the future of the HM Courts and Tribunals Service estate.
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.
There is an on-going police investigation into toxicology tests carried out at Randox Testing Services and Trimega Laboratories Limited (Trimega) between 2010 and 2017.
Sir Terence Etherton's working group has put forward proposals to amend the rules surrounding disclosure and to test them within a mandatory pilot scheme in the Business and Property Courts.
Joe Egan, president of the Law Society, has expressed concern over the controversial scheme.
The Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) is launching a selection exercise for recorders on 1 February.
Chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond delivered his 'first and last' Autumn Statement yesterday, which will be replaced by a Spring Statement from 2018.
Our accreditation covers all types of criminal law work and supports practitioners to qualify to apply for inclusion on local duty solicitor rotas.
This training teaches how to advance a client’s case well whilst ensuring witnesses are not subjected to undue stress.
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