News and advice from the Law Society for solicitors in the field of criminal justice.
Judges' remarks are to be broadcast from Crown Courts under draft legislation to be laid by government.
The Queen's Speech on 19 December set out the government's legislative agenda for the first session of the new parliament.
Plans to hold a commission into the criminal justice system must not delay long-overdue investment, said Law Society president Simon Davis.
Get help in identifying circumstances which may warrant a refusal to undertake legal aid work.
This practice note sets out the duties and burdens affecting criminal solicitors arising from the Criminal Procedure Rules 2015.
This practice note provides information on advising a client on plea in the absence of full disclosure.
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.
This practice note advises practitioners on the use of interpreters pre-trial in the police station and in court.
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.
This practice note is intended to help you avoid the risk of inadvertently committing or procuring the commission of a criminal offence.
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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The Criminal Law Committee advises the Law Society on criminal law matters and works closely with the Access to Justice Committee in relation to criminal legal aid matters.
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