The leaders of the solicitors’ and barristers’ professions have stated they will not support "any steps to remove the right to jury trials"
There should be no restriction on jury trials, the Law Society warned, and proposals to extend court sitting hours requires "extreme caution”
Hundreds of children will be convicted as adults because of severe delays in the criminal justice system, a charity has warned
Government must urgently address firms’ cashflow problems as the first wave of criminal law firm closures hits, warns the Law Society
High street lawyers are hit “hard and fast” by covid-19 with residential conveyancing suffering disproportionately, a significant report has found
Immediate action is required to save the criminal justice system, the Law Society has warned, as figures reveal a 10% drop in legal aid firms since 2019
Nazir Afzal, a solicitor and former regional chief prosecutor, throws his hat into the ring saying the law is to be applied equally and fairly to all
Jaime Hamilton QC has called out “sexism” in the appointment of lawyers to high-profile cases
Emergency legislation which would facilitate the acceleration of virtual courts in some cases could be brought forward as the coronavirus situation worsens.