A message from the Law Society’s Legal Aid Team for Criminal Law Practitioners.
I am writing to let you know about a change of process that will affect the offence date recorded on a small number of Representation Orders.
When processing an application for legal aid in criminal proceedings the LAA’s digital system automatically generates a Representation Order based on the details of the proceedings held on the LIBRA system used by HMCTS. Occasionally t
'A committed lawyer can save the day’
The Times Student Law supplement is published today. They consider whether entering criminal law is still financially viable. Excerpts below:
Criminal law combines drama, human interest and intellectual challenge with a deep sense of public service, but can aspiring barristers and solicitors still make a career in an underfunded criminal justice system?
Experienced practitioners warn of a growing recruitment crisis in a poorly paid,