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The number of magistrates’ and county courts facing closure is set to increase after the government unveiled a fresh round of proposed closures as part of its ongoing modernisation programme.
The Law Society has responded to a Home Office consultation on new legislation on offensive and dangerous weapons.
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.
Concerns over the sustainability of the fragile criminal legal aid sector in England and Wales have forced the Law Society to prepare to launch a High Court challenge against cuts to criminal defence fees.
Permission to intervene in an appeal concerning the rights of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) to have access to client-lawyer communications is being sought by the Law Society of England and Wales.
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.
The quality of legal representation for anyone accused of wrongdoing in England and Wales will be damaged significantly by new cuts to defence solicitor fees, the Law Society warned today.
The Law Society's response to the CPS consultation.
The Law Society's response to the Sentencing Council’s consultation on guidelines for sentencing offences of manslaughter.
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