In the Media

Call for IT kit grants

PUBLISHED October 27, 2011

Criminal defence firms should be given grants to buy IT equipment to connect with the Crown Prosecution Service?s planned digital criminal justice system, the chair of the Law Society?s criminal law committee has said. In an article for the Gazette, Richard Atkinson argues that, while defence firms welcome the CPS?s plan, some of the budget should go to the Legal Services Commission to pay for grants. ?If public money is being spent, then why not spend it evenly and spend it on defence practitioners as well?? he adds. ?Legal aid? firm warning read more