Ministry of Justice accelerates Criminal Legal Aid Review work plan

As a result of our lobbying and the lobbying of other representative groups, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has announced areas of work they intend to bring forward for implementation under the Criminal Legal Aid Review.

This is ahead of the review’s current report date in late 2020.

The areas of work are among those we have raised with the MoJ as requiring urgent attention and include:

  • unused material
  • cracked trials in the Crown Court
  • advocates payment for paper heavy cases
  • early engagement by defence practitioners (i.e. pre-charge advice)
  • payment for committals to the Crown Court

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