From 4 October 2021, the time limit to appeal convictions from a magistrate’s court to the Crown Court will be changing.
HMCTS is holding a panel discussion on lifting restrictions in courts and tribunals in England. Send us your questions by Thursday 22 July.
This briefing outlines our views on the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill ahead of its remaining stages in the House of Commons in July 2021.
Your weekly update from the Law Society’s public affairs team on all the latest developments and debates in Parliament and across Whitehall.
As nationwide restrictions are set to be lifted, we caution that retaining some restrictions in courts may be necessary to enable them to run safely and efficiently.
In 2018, we published new data which showed a looming crisis in the numbers of criminal duty solicitors. We will shortly publish updated figures.