The London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association (“LCCSA”) was founded in 1948. Members are Solicitors who practise in and around the Greater London area. Included are Prosecutors and self-employed advocates. Honorary Members (who are past Members of the Association) include Circuit Judges and District Judges.
An earlier version of this post appeared here Breakfast courts for cereal offenders? The new proposals amount to a serving of cold porridge, and advocates will need strong coffee when courts start sitting for 9 hour days… Defence lawyers who practice regularly in North London, along with the LCCSA and other representative bodies, were taken […]
AGM-to AGM At last year’s AGM we sold out at the original venue, expanded the room size, and sold-out again with over 100 members in attendance. (We broke even, despite ordering extra wine!) Nov 2015 President’s speech here.) At this years AGM in the Crypt, Farringdon, we again had over 100 members attending, 85 of […]
By the time this reaches you, I hope you will have enjoyed a couple of Bank Holiday weekends, an improvement in the weather and recovered from a surfeit of chocolate and the overdose of literary quotations squeezed into the last edition of The Advocate! But an editorial would not be complete without one cultural reference: […]
In this edition, university academic, Dr Tom Smith, examines “the most expensive legal aid system in the world”. We look at the foolishness of politicians: Grayling may have made the cuts but what is the position of the Liberal Democrats on this issue? Rakesh Bhasin attempts to work this out. (To even up the politician-bashing, […]
I would like to start my first editorial by wishingeveryone a very Happy New Year. It is, unfortunately,a year that begins with great uncertainty but we cantakesomesmallcomfortfromthefactthatwearenot alone. In this edition’s interview, Ian Lawrence, the general secretary of the National Association ofProbationOfficers,confirmsthatthefutureofprobationofficersisnota certain one and that MrGrayling’sproposalsforthemareas illconceivedasarehisplans for us.
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