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The purpose of this practice note is to alert you to the new guidance in relation to the CPRs and its implications for practice.
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.
This practice note sets out the duties and burdens affecting criminal solicitors arising from the Criminal Procedure Rules 2013 (CPR).
This practice note explains how client confidentiality is affected by the failure to disclose offence provisions in the Terrorism Act 2000.
This practice note concerns the particular way in which criminal defence solicitors need to consider the avoidance of conflicts of interest when considering whether it is appropriate to act for more than one suspect or defendant.
This practice note provides information on advising a client on plea in the absence of full disclosure.
This practice note sets out the new obligations and the ethical considerations solicitors should consider when conducting a case involving defence witnesses.
PACE requires that police interviews with suspects are recorded. You must ensure that interviews with clients who require a sign language interpreter are video recorded. This practice provides advice on how to meet the requirement.
Solicitors need to inform clients in criminal cases about the changes to the Defendants' Costs Orders regime.
This training teaches how to advance a client’s case well whilst ensuring witnesses are not subjected to undue stress.
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