Criminal justice

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Guidance, news and advice for criminal justice practitioners and information about our campaigns to support the crumbling criminal justice system.

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What we're doing for you

The Law Society is run by and for our members. We are the voice of solicitors, driving excellence in the profession and safeguarding the rule of law. With the guidance of our specialist committees:

  • we influence the legislative and regulatory environment in the interest of the profession and the public
  • we keep members up to date with sector news and develop advice and guidance to support good practice
  • we promote the profession and legal services nationally and we promote England and Wales as a global legal centre
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Criminal Law Committee

The Criminal Law Committee advises the Law Society on criminal law and works closely with the Access to Justice Committee on criminal legal aid.

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What we're doing for you

The Law Society is run by and for our members. We are the voice of solicitors, driving excellence in the profession and safeguarding the rule of law. With the guidance of our specialist committees:

  • we influence the legislative and regulatory environment in the interest of the profession and the public
  • we keep members up to date with sector news and develop advice and guidance to support good practice
  • we promote the profession and legal services nationally and we promote England and Wales as a global legal centre
Learn more
Law Society building
Criminal Law Committee

The Criminal Law Committee advises the Law Society on criminal law and works closely with the Access to Justice Committee on criminal legal aid.

Get involved