Research undertaken by Ipsos-MORI in collaboration with Law Society Research Unit shows that: shows a clear statistical link between getting early legal advice and resolving problems sooner.
“A crisis in the criminal justice system triggered the barristers’ strike action and although that dispute seems narrowly to have been resolved - the crisis has not gone away,” said Law Society of England and Wales president Joe Egan
The fragility of the criminal legal aid market is underscored by the looming crisis in the number of criminal duty solicitors across vast areas of England and Wales.
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.
Law Society president Joe Egan responds to the decision to exempt the Home Office from data access rules, claiming it will inevitably lead to miscarriages of justice.
By listening to the challenges voiced by the members of the profession, the Law Society can respond with high-quality and relevant support. Addressed here are the concerns surrounding Criminal Legal Aid, the SQE, and diversity and inclusion.
I had decided, from quite a young age, that I would like to be a solicitor. I saw it as a well-respected profession and felt that the role comprised a set of skills that would stay with me throughout my working life.
The Society understands that in reaction to the new Advocates Graduated Fee Scheme (AGFS) proposed by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), certain barristers’ chambers will no longer accept work under the AGFS from 1 April 2018.
This practice note outlines changes to the evidence requirements for legal aid funding in Private Law Family cases (domestic violence gateway).
Criminal defence lawyers in England and Wales could become extinct, the Law Society of England and Wales warned today as it unveiled new data showing a looming crisis in the number of defence solicitors.
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The Law Society has launched a new campaign highlighting a looming crisis in the numbers of criminal duty solicitors.
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