The past We have been driven into a contracting supplier base and pessimism by relentless cuts , unnecessary bureaucracy , and too often by overly hostile stances by assessors , auditors and managers . The collapse of the scheme to contract duties passed without apology .The 8.75 % cut predicated on its success is not [...]

Advocate October 2017

We are concerned about the effect of what is often referred to as the 14 hours-per-week rule for duty solicitors.  Anecdotally we hear members have problems with its implementation and the definition of what counts towards it (or lack of). The LCCSA were not formally consulted on this term in the contract but from the [...]

The LCCSA annual Autumn conference incorporated a short break in Seville, where the temperature of 34c was made bearable by the wonderful outdoor hotel swimming pool. CPD Training was of the highest calibre, but the weekend also  included the city's best bars, restaurants, as well as visits to attractions such as the Alcázar palace, Bellas [...]

Tonight the LCCSA is proud to be one of the key sponsors of an event giving lawyers an opportunity to meet David Lammy MP, and discuss his recently-published report into the treatment of, and outcomes for, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic individuals in the Criminal Justice System. Due to an overwhelming response, we have had to [...]

LCCSA Response to CPS Consultation on Legal Guidance on Joint Enterprise LCCSA Response to CPS Consultation: Legal Guidance on Secondary Liability The  London  Criminal  Courts  Solicitors’  Association  (LCCSA) represents the interests of specialist criminal lawyers in the London area. Founded in 1948, it now has almost 750 members including lawyers in private practice, Crown prosecutors, freelance  [...]

Criminal Appeal Lawyers Association invite you to attend    Gray's Inn Square, City University 11 November 2017 10am to 4pm  Keynote Speaker: Lord Hughes, Justice of the Supreme Court, and Professor David Ormerod QC, Law Commissioner for Criminal Law & Evidence; Shauneen Lambe, Director of Just for Kids Law, Harriet Wistrich, Director of Centre for Women's Justice, Amanda Pearce, Criminal Case [...]

CCD note to rep bodies

Advocate September 2017

The LCCSA welcomes publication of the report by David Lammy MP into the treatment of, and outcomes for, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic individuals in the Criminal Justice System The Association had made submissions during the research process-see here:- https://www.lccsa.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Lammy-Review.pdf Our submission gave examples of Institutional Racism. We also highlighted the importance of a properly funded [...]

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