Significant rate increases for defence solicitors must be forthcoming or victims and defendants will continue to suffer the consequences of a broken criminal justice system.
Immediate investment is needed in the criminal justice system to address the huge Crown Court backlog.
Woefully inadequate government funding proposals could break the criminal defence profession and threaten justice for all, we warn in our response to the government’s consultation on criminal legal aid.
We’ve commissioned Professor Donald Hirsch to follow up his 2018 research that led the government to review its criteria for who can receive legal aid.
Weekly Parliamentary update on legal aid, the International Trade Select Committee, Kinship Care and the Northern Ireland protocol plans.
UK government must heed the growing number of bodies raising the alarm about the crisis in the criminal justice system.