Question: when is training so enjoyable that you do not even realise that you are training? Answer: when you attend the LCCSA European Conference. Always one of the highlights of the year, the LCCSA Conference this year will take place in Barcelona.  The Conference is from Friday 5th October until Sunday 7th October. We have [...]

The Summer Party will be held again at this lovely venue on the side of Regents Park canal  http://www.rotundabarandrestaurant.co.uk/terrace.php There will be plenty to eat and drink – canapés on arrival, followed by a barbeque, veggie options, salads and delicious desserts. Lots of ice cold beers and chilled wine. Let’s celebrate the summer and the [...]

LCCSA BRIEFING NOTE DISCLOSURE OF CRIMINAL RECORDS The recent decision of the Supreme Court in the case of P, G & W V Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] UKSC 3 considered the criminal records disclosure regime. Now is therefore a good time to remind practitioners of the main points of the disclosure [...]

CPS London North Telephone List - Jan 2019 CPS London South Telephone List - Jan 2019

Tuesday Transmission January update   Children in police cells – who is policing the police? Many of you would have seen our Vice President Kerry Hudson’s tweets and the Law Gazette article following the appalling treatment of an 11 year old child in a central London police station 2 weeks ago. We all know children [...]

LCCSA Comment: Richard Egan Death Threats (Jack Shepherd) https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-47029302 On 28 January 2018, it was reported that Richard Egan – a partner at Tuckers Solicitors and Jack Shepherd’s solicitor – had received a targeted and graphic death threat. This disturbing news was described by the former Lord Chief Justice as "…not merely a crime in itself [...]

LCCSA Comment: Richard Egan Death Threats (Jack Shepherd) https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-47029302 On 28 January 2018, it was reported that Richard Egan – a partner at Tuckers Solicitors and Jack Shepherd’s solicitor – had received a targeted and graphic death threat. This disturbing news was described by the former Lord Chief Justice as "…not merely a crime in itself [...]

Letter to Alison Aedy

Re: Westminster Case Management Project I am pleased to inform you of a new initiative being launched on 7th January 2019 as set out in the attached letter. Many of us complain about the difficulties that we have when directions are not complied with in respect of summary trials. It is often hard to get [...]

Happy New Year to all The Winter break has allowed some time for reflection on progress made over the last 12 months for those working within the Criminal Justice System. 2018 was the year when we set about auditing the broken justice system, which was vital to enable the repairs to start.  The Secret Barrister made [...]

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