LCCSA response to today’s interim CLAR proposals You will be aware that the interim proposals from the Criminal Legal Aid Review (or “accelerated items”) has been published today. https://consult.justice.gov.uk/criminal-legal-aid/criminal-legal-aid-review/ This was supposed to be an urgent injection of much needed additional funds to keep cash-strapped firms going until a full review and/or Royal Commission can [...]

A BRIEF HISTORY OF LEGAL AID

Dr Rachel Slavny-Cross is a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge working with Professor Simon Baron-Cohen. Simon has previously worked as an expert witness in cases involving autistic individuals. We would be grateful if you would consider taking part in their research on how autism is viewed within the criminal justice system. She is [...]

Members should have been notified that the next duty rota allocation will be provided in the form (see below), which we hope will make administration easier.  This idea was raised by the LCCSA through its involvement in a consultation group with the LAA.  Please feel free to let us know if you have any ideas [...]

Roses are red Violets are blue We’re still waiting for CLAR to improve things for you… It has been 2 years to the day since we were first courted by the MOJ with promises to improve criminal legal aid funding through the Criminal Legal Aid Review (CLAR). Some of you may have sent a Valentine’s [...]

In the first of our 2020 series of soirées, Forensic Equity in association with the LCCSA presents Connecting with Cell-site evidence Speakers including Nicola Haigh, Peter Brown and Ophelia Di Pasqua present on topics including understanding cell-site reports and maps, critical factors to consider when formulating a defence case statement, defence strategies and obtaining full [...]

Research on the impact of legal aid cuts: We would like to invite you to take part in an ESRC-funded research study into the impact of legal aid cuts on the work of the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC). The main aim of the research study is to examine the impact of legal aid cuts [...]

Woolwich Listing Pilot Briefing

The London Advocate Issue 91 January 2020

BEYOND THE KNIFE: CARE BEFORE CRIMINALISATION SYMPOSIUM DATE: 6TH FEBRUARY 2020 VENUE: CONWAY HALL, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R 4RL TIME: 6PM – 8PM If you wish to attend please email: events@25bedfordrow.com Please note the schedule for the evening: 6.00pm Delegate Registration at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Holborn. 6.15pm Start. Introductions, short [...]

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