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This practice note is for criminal solicitors taking instructions and advising at police stations and at Magistrates' Courts where the virtual first hearing system is in use.
In the first of a two-part feature, Lord Wilson reflects on his career in family law and shares his views on topical issues, including no-fault divorce and ADR.
In the second installment of a two-part feature, Lord Wilson discusses the role of the child in court proceedings, transparency in the family courts, access to justice, and diversity in the profession.
Keith Etherington speaks about his journey to the bench, and offers in-depth practical advice on the process - and the skills and experience the JAC is looking for.
Another installment of our semi-regular series charting a typical day in the life of a deputy district judge. This week, a family sitting day.
This practice note is intended to help you avoid the risk of inadvertently committing or procuring the commission of a criminal offence.
This practice note provides information on advising a client on plea in the absence of full disclosure.
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.
Helen Johnson discusses the challenges facing solicitor advocates today, and gives her predictions for the year ahead.
Find out what a 'typical' day looks like for an (anonymous) deputy district judge ...
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Days in the life of a deputy district judge
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