News and advice from the Law Society for solicitors in the field of criminal justice.
We've responded to the Solicitors Regulation Authority's consultation on assuring advocacy standards.
Release under investigation (RUI) is used by the police instead of bail - but unlike bail it has no time limits or conditions.
An update on our discussions with the MoJ and the lord chancellor on progress of the criminal legal aid review.
The controversial practice of releasing suspects under investigation is to be reviewed following our campaign for a rethink.
The MoJ is reviewing the current criminal legal aid fee schemes. It will deliver a final report, including any recommendations, in summer 2020.
This article highlights some of the key bills announced in the Queen's Speech that will be most relevant to solicitors.
The Queen's Speech announced 26 pieces of legislation for the next parliamentary session, with crime emerging as a domestic priority for the government.
Tens of thousands of suspects are being released without bail conditions for unlimited periods, according to our new research.
Technology has the potential to unlock justice for all, according to our new report, but it is by no means a "silver bullet".
We've published guidance for the profession on what to do if you encounter a victim of modern slavery.
Our accreditation covers all types of criminal law work and supports practitioners to qualify to apply for inclusion on local duty solicitor rotas.
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