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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.

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President’s report 2015-2016

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 […]

London Advocate

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I forgot my t'ai chi kit

Advocate Issue 81

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: […]

A Defendant Encounters Justice

Advocate Issue 80

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, […]

Court will adjourn for a three minute break

Advocate Issue 79

I would like to start my first editorial by wishing everyone a very Happy New Year. It is, unfortunately, a year that begins with great uncertainty but we can take some small comfort from the fact that we are not alone. In this edition’s interview, Ian Lawrence, the general secretary of the National Association of Probation Officers, confirms that the future of probation officers is not a certain one and that Mr Grayling’s proposals for them are as ill conceived as are his plans for us.

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