Crime
Law Society urges government to rectify ‘legal aid deserts’
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 09:49:22 +0000

The Law Society has published figures today revealing that 184 local authorities in the UK have no publicly funded legal advice for housing.

Practice Area: 
Public
Legal Aid
Funding for inquests: giving families a voice
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 11:06:42 +0000

Non means-tested legal aid funding for inquests would encourage safer practices as well as allow families to be represented, argues Alice Stevens

Practice Area: 
Legal Aid
Lie detection tests for convicted domestic abuse offenders is a costly distraction
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:44:58 +0000

Matthew Hardcastle questions the inclusion of polygraph testing in the government’s recent draft domestic abuse bill

Practice Area: 
Crime
Procedures
Control-Alt-Delete
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:32:58 +0000

Richard Easton considers the Lammy Review’s proposals to reform the criminal records regime and prevent further discrimination against BAME and juvenile ex-offenders

Practice Area: 
Crime
The consequences of failing to prevent tax evasion by corporates
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:53:35 +0000

Christopher Gribbin and Holly Buick discuss the new offences created by the Criminal Finances Act, a report into widespread issues with disclosure, and the recently introduced money laundering regulations

Practice Area: 
White collar crime
Bach Commission proposes Right to Justice Act
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:20:36 +0000

Scrap Legal Aid Agency and replace it with an independent body, report recommends

Practice Area: 
Legal Aid
Government road safety review welcomed by lawyers
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:41:29 +0000

Two-phase review announced following Charlie Alliston case

Practice Area: 
Road traffic
Crime
Law Society backs calls for post-Brexit security cooperation
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:29:10 +0000

Government pledges new security, law enforcement, and criminal justice partnership with EU

Practice Area: 
EU & International
Crime
The power of leadership in legal practices
Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:17:11 +0000

Firms too often make the mistake of filling leadership roles based on seniority rather than the ability to take the business forward, writes David Cliff

Practice Management: 
Business development & Strategy
Career development
Legal services
Practice Area: 
Procedures
Half of jurors in rape cases reach guilty verdict before deliberation
Tue, 12 Sep 2017 10:13:26 +0000

Juries not necessarily offering ‘fair and impartial assessment’ of evidence, says researcher

Practice Area: 
Crime
Independence of duty solicitors must be made clear
Tue, 12 Sep 2017 08:31:24 +0000

Headhunt lawyers who are appropriate for judicial roles, suggests criminal solicitor

Practice Area: 
Crime
The price of open justice
Fri, 08 Sep 2017 10:14:39 +0000

PNM demonstrates that the competing principles of suspects’ privacy and the freedom to report public court proceedings have yet to be comfortably reconciled, writes Richard Easton

Practice Area: 
Crime
Judicial diversity ‘step change’ needed to ensure fair treatment of BAME defendants
Fri, 08 Sep 2017 09:06:46 +0000

Lammy report recommends targets for the appointment of minority ethnic judges

Practice Area: 
Crime
'Is this really manslaughter? Really?'
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 08:31:00 +0000

The jury’s finding in the case of Charlie Alliston should serve as a reminder to prosecutors of asking themselves the big question, writes Peter Bowles

Practice Area: 
Crime
Crime
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 10:49:12 +0000

Regina v Agera and another [2017] EWCA Crim 740

Practice Area: 
Crime

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