LCCSA Launch of CHARTER FOR JUSTICE LCCSA members have devised a draft CHARTER FOR JUSTICE which we hope will set out in a clear way the key principles needed to ensure a fair and properly functioning Justice system. LCCSA President Greg Powell invites YOU to contribute. We have been engaging with the CBA and CLSA [...]

Tuesday Truth (guest blog) by Raj Chada, 20/03/18 A version of this blog was previously published on HJA website here (with additional commentary by civil liberties solicitor Joanna Bennet) Raj is speaking at the launch of the Charter for Justice event on 23rd March Note on Lammy Review from a criminal justice system by Raj Chada [...]

The Tuesday Truth (guest blog) Tuesday 20 March 2018 This blog by Penelope Gibbs is also published on the TRANSFORM JUSTICE website. You can read more of Penelope’s blogs about Open Justice, including court closures and digital court reform here. Penelope is speaking at the Charter for Justice event on 26 March. Remand by skype – the [...]

Why do we need a Charter for Justice? All the things we warned about for the last decade have come to pass. Justice on the cheap means wrongful convictions, chaos at court, an ageing profession with no prospect of a new generation to provide continuity, the best experts unwilling to work in criminal defence, spirit [...]

March advocate2018

Justice Survey Results Thank you to all our members who contributed to the Disclosure Survey commissioned by the BBC in conjunction with the LCCSA, CLSA and CBA .There were over 1200 responses. There has been considerable media interest in the research carried out by the BBC . Clive Coleman reported on it on tonight's BBC [...]

LCCSA response to Law Commission Consultation on the Sentencing Code final

January 2018 Advocate

  LONDON CRIMINAL COURTS SOLICITORS’ ASSOCIATION CONSTITUTION Title 1. The name of the Association shall be “the London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association” (or by abbreviation “LCCSA”) Objects 2. The objects of the Association shall be to encourage and maintain the highest standards of advocacy and practice in the Criminal Courts in and around London, to [...]

The LCCSA has responded to HM Courts & Tribunal Service (HMCTS) prospectus seeking views on its flexible operating hours pilots. We LCCSA have considered the FOHP prospectus, and are generally against the idea in as much as it relates to criminal work. We note that the Law Society has responded in detail to the proposals [...]

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