criminal

LSC to grade advocates?

By an unexpected route, the following landed in my inbox. I haven't heard anything about this, nor had some friends in Criminal so this may be news. What is clear is that the Legal Services Commission are seeking to introduce competence assessments...

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Lacking Support

Tempted though I am to get caught up in Jeremy Paxman's baggy pants revelations (and don't you just love the image of Paxman raising his best inquisitorial eyebrow as he questions the occupants of his gym and, of course, the House of Commons as to...

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Exodus Part 1 (of many)

The Guardian reports on a survey by the Association of Lawyers for Children. The results are not surprising to anyone facing a legal aid future (although the survey was done before the LSC decision to terminate the unified contract). One-third of...

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Busted

In one of the least surprising brassiere related decisions ever by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, Daniela Scotece has been struck off the roll. Ms Scotece, an erstwhile criminal defence solicitor at the Nottingham Johnson Partnership, was...

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