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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 practice note is intended to help you avoid the risk of inadvertently committing or procuring the commission of a criminal offence.
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.
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.
The Law Society has responded to a Home Office consultation on a revised code of practice on extradition.
This practice note advises practitioners on the use of interpreters pre-trial in the police station and in court.
The Law Society has responded to the Ministry of Justice proposals to close 91 courts and tribunals in England and Wales.
Our consultation response reflects solicitors' views on the likely adverse impact of the proposed closures.
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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