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Issues arise when you are considering either withdrawing from representing a defendant, or taking on a transferred case, close to or in the course of the trial. This practice note provides advice on managing the process.
Rollout at all Crown court sites will take place from 5 January 2016.
The Law Society has again called for explicit statutory protection for legal professional privilege in its evidence to the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill Joint Committee.
Our new practice note has important advice on the statutory defences available to asylum seekers who may be charged with document offences.
Lord chancellor Michael Gove announced today that the Ministry of Justice is scrapping the criminal courts charge.
The Law Society is strongly opposed to a suggestion that instructing an in-house advocate represents a conflict of interest.
Clients should be able to choose which lawyer they want to represent them in court, the Law Society said today.
The Law Society has responded to a Home Office consultation on a revised code of practice on extradition.
The Law Society is calling on members to oppose any restriction on the use of in-house advocates.
This practice note advises practitioners on the use of interpreters pre-trial in the police station and in court.
A practical guide to making a compensation claim for victims of violent crime.
Our accreditation covers all types of criminal law work and supports practitioners to qualify to apply for inclusion on local duty solicitor rotas.
This guide explains how the Criminal Finances Act will affect your clients’ businesses.
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