The London Criminal Courts Solicitors' Association
Thursday, May 23, 2013 ** NEW **Author: @ 12:04:00 PM
Barristers and solicitors gathered outside the Houses of Parliament yesterday in protest against proposed changes to legal aid.
Thursday, May 23, 2013 ** NEW **Author: theworkprogramme @ 10:23:16 AM
Thursday, May 23, 2013 ** NEW **Author: @ 10:18:36 AM
PCT "cuts the balls from legal aid and replaces them with child's slinkies"
Thursday, May 23, 2013 ** NEW **Author: @ 10:13:00 AM
Sunday Politics West Midlands reporter Elizabeth Glinka went to Birmingham City University's law school to cross-examine some witnesses and hear how the changes could affect the profession.
Thursday, May 23, 2013 ** NEW **Author: @ 10:10:04 AM
Tom Wainright, who successfully defended student Zak King against charges of violent disorder, explains how the proposed legal aid reforms will affect cases such as his.
Thursday, May 23, 2013 ** NEW **Author: @ 10:06:15 AM
Clive Stafford Smith addresses the #savelegalaid rally.
Thursday, May 23, 2013 ** NEW **Author: Ed Stradling @ 9:59:14 AM
Solicitors and barristers from across England & Wales rally outside Westminster in support of the #saveukjustice campaign.
Thursday, May 23, 2013 ** NEW **Author: Ed Stradling @ 9:48:10 AM
A video investigating the implications of the legal aid reforms proposed by Chris Grayling.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 ** NEW **Author: Jonathan Black @ 9:05:07 AM
We are here because, despite the recurring fear and threats that we face when we meet these challenges, we have a spirit that fights and continues to campaign. The spirit of Neil Baxter who was amongst those who set the trail for the anti PCT campaigners of today lives on. Neil would have loved to have tweeted, lobbied and simply worked all hours to SaveUKjustice.
Sunday, May 19, 2013Author: Jonathan Black @ 7:16:02 PM
Walking along the high street in 2016 ...I am approached by a person wearing a high vis vest. I was intrigued to know what " Mind the Gap" was all about. I found out that many of their clients were not represented at court because they could not afford private representation and, because they were fortunate enough to be in (albeit poorly paid) employment, were not eligible for legal aid , but the vast majority were represented by lawyers who they met only once , were clearly under pressure by their employer and the court to progress the case at speed in order to keep cost to a minimum, did not have time to discus their case with them, did not scrutinise the evidence and often advised the innocent to plead guilty. The Prisons were full .
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