May Advocate

Lessons from History - Why I am Voting No

Please see important sentencing guidelines published today for Breach offences . Publication of the Sentencing Council’s definitive sentencing guidelines on Breach The Sentencing Council has today published definitive guidelines on Breach offences in accordance with section 120 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009.  The guidelines will come into force on 1 October 2018. The [...]

The Offer to the CBA Even a slight repair to the erosion of fees after more than two decades of inflation and cuts is welcome https://www.criminalbar.com/resources/news/cba-monday-message-29-05-18/ https://www.lccsa.org.uk/message-from-lccsa-and-clsa-in-response-to-the-moj-on-24th-may-2018/   The AGFS – a short history We do not know what specific  criticisms of the AGFS have been made. It was at inception a Bar scheme and [...]

The LCCSA and CLSA welcome the public recognition by the Ministry of Justice that more funding is needed to deal with the crisis in the Criminal Justice System.   For more than 2 decades value has been eroded by inflation and direct cuts, and millions of people have been taken out of scope and priced [...]

Dear Lady Justice Macur   As you are aware many Counsel are refusing to accept instruction in post-1/4/18 “legal aid” matters due to a general dissatisfaction at the Bar with the new Advocate Graduated Fee Scheme (AGFS). This has placed solicitors and their clients in a very difficult position. We hope this letter will be [...]

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Law Commission Youth Sentencing Consultation

cc v lccsa LCCSA vs CHARTER CHAMBERS Friday 25th May Kick off: 6:45pm at Leyton Orient FC, Brisbane Road E10 5NF Charter Chambers will take on the LCCSA for the inaugural Charter Chambers Cup.   Please join us for a social evening of food, drink and 'first class' football. It is free to enter the [...]

Our Justice system is in crisis. Cuts to legal aid mean too many people are being priced out of justice. Staff are paying the price for unprecedented budget cuts and privatisation with thousands of job cuts since 2010. It’s time to fight to save our justice system   Join the Vigil for Justice on Wednesday [...]

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