A small number of links to information from both sides of the argument about this week's EGM
DJ Cuddles: Doughnuts all round! I will suspend sentence with a condition that he’s excluded from all of London save the City of Westminster. That will serve DJ Voldemort right for banning his own ASBO merchants and parking them on us. Ruin his figures for a change!
In the second of two articles, Avtar Bhatoa describes his firm’s experience to date
I live in Northern Ireland and connect to my London office virtually over a wide area network (Citrix). I conduct as many meetings as possible using video conferencing software (Cisco’s MOVI software if I’m meeting with criminal justice “partners”, Skype and/or FaceTime for private individuals). I use the service PowWowNow when I arrange multi-party telephone conferences. I go to court, conduct trials and use my iPad or laptop with a second screen.
It’s early October 2013 in central London. There’s a long queue of criminal defence lawyers snaking down Euston Road in the direction of the old Clerkenwell magistrates’ court. The lawyers’ faces have a look of grim determination. A meeting is about to start about the future of legal aid, and solicitors and barristers from London and around the country have assembled to deliberate, listen, let off steam. Organising the meeting is the London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association (LCCSA), 65 years old this year.