We are delighted to be able to share the news that from 5th September 2018  LCCSA identity cards which have long been used for access to police stations,  will authorise search-free entry to all courts and additionally fast-track entry at the following courts:

 

  • Wood Green Crown Court
  • Southwark Crown Court
  • Brighton Magistrates Court
  • Maidstone Combined Court
  • Tameside Magistrates court

 

This is a welcome development that will avoid queues and delays so members can get on with important pre-court work at the beginning of their day.

 

We are grateful to HMCTS for engaging with us alongside CLSA, the Law Society and Bar council on this matter . Here is a link to their announcement which confirms that if the pilot is successful it will be rolled out to other courts.

 

How do I apply? 

If you already have a LCCSA or CLSA membership card you simply register with the relevant courts.

 

Don’t have a card, why not become a full member?

Non-members can apply for an identity card through us for just £36, but LCCSA membership is £50 associate and £75 full.  For just that little bit extra (less than 1 cappuccino per week) you will join an association that can protect your interests and

 

- Have access to tailored training events

- Enjoy free or reduced price entry to our social and networking events

- Contribute to our work fighting cuts and arguing for fair funding

- Join our members email group and ask your peers those tough questions to draw on the experience of hundreds of your peers.

- Access 100s of local members willing to act as your agent at court or police stations, get responses within minutes from people who live nearby.

- Be kept up today with vital news stories whether by email or through our publication The Advocate

 

All identity card applications are verified against the LAA registration of duty solicitors/ accredited representatives.

 

We can normally turn around applications for identity  cards within 7 Working days and will ensure that all cards are sent out in advance of the commencement of the pilot on 5th September.

 

Here is a link for LCCSA membership / identity card.

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