Minutes from the important APPG ON LEGAL AID  at which Greg Powell spoke recently GregPowell17.07.12 Minutes

Date: Wednesday 20th September Time: 6pm Speakers: Aisling Byrnes Venue: Hodge Jones & Allen, 180 N Gower St, Kings Cross, London NW1 2NB  Sexual Offences Update A comprehensive update on the ever-evolving law and procedure relating to sexual offences presented with an emphasis on practical application by Aisling Byrnes of 25 Bedford Row. Top ranked [...]

Tuesday Truth   12 Questions for on Flexible Opening Hours - Truth sought from HMCTS   The long anticipated Flexible Opening Hours pilot is expected to start after the summer break at Blackfriars Crown Court, Highbury and Sheffield Magistrates. Not only has The Chief Executive of HMCTS , Susan Acland- Hood taken to Twitter to [...]

  LCCSA SUMMER PARTY, THE ROTUNDA KINGS CROSS, 7 JULY 2017 For the full article and pictures click here:- Summer Party Over 150 guests attended what may well go down as one of the most successful LCCSA Summer parties in recent memory – or at the very least, one of the most well lubricated with the [...]

  https://www.gov.uk/government/news/crime-news-2017-standard-crime-contract-holders-list-available     From: Legal Aid Agency Published: 29 June 2017 Outcome of procurement process for award of 2017 Standard Crime Contract. A full list of contract holders able to carry out work under the 2017 Standard Crime Contract is now available. This follows publication of the outcome of the procurement process for the award [...]

Lawyers have branded the government’s £1.5 billion deal with the DUP ‘political bribery’ and called for more funds for legal aid. The sum of money that the prime minister, Theresa May, pledged to Northern Ireland in return for the ‘confidence and supply’ deal with the 10 DUP MPs to prop up her minority government, equates [...]

The MoJ seem determined to press ahead with their "Flexible Operating Hours" pilot, despite no disclosed business case or enthusiasm from those required to participate. Defence lawyers remain excluded from the National Steering Group. Here in London, the pilot at Blackfriars has started, and "partner agencies" affected were invited to send back information on the [...]

The LCCSA committee meets on the second Monday of each month (other than August) usually at 6.30. We are grateful to Kingsley Napley solicitors for providing space at their offices to meet. Members are entitled to attend any committee meeting and very welcome, but must notify our administrator Sara in advance so we can ensure there [...]

REMINDER On Thursday 15th June 2017, Colin Wells, Barrister at 25 Bedford Row and Rebecca Niblock, Partner at Kingsley Napley are delighted to be providing an essential update to LCCSA Members on: Abuse of Process case law Abuse of Process in extradition proceedings 5.45pm for 6pm start, at 25 Bedford Row, London, WC1R 4HD FREE [...]

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