This piece is written specifically to address  what we believe to be  the   concerns of the  Minister of  Justice,  namely  to  go forward  with the most efficient and cost effective  criminal  justice system,  and to  maximise the scope for  “savings” whilst  continuing  to  provide  a suitable quality of  service.   We write under severe constraint […]Continue reading

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A client recently raised  the issue of  hidden consequences of a criminal conviction.   Her son aged 22, had  pleaded  guilty to possession  with  intent to supply.  He received a  2  year suspended sentence. When  she came  to renew  her  home  insurance she discovered that this was a disclosable, material fact. Both her home and car insurance are now  […]Continue reading

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I was one of the juniors who deputised at the South Eastern Circuit Heads of Chambers meeting. I follow the example of our leader, Max Hill QC, by not naming names or making observations about who said what. I simply offer my own point of view. Two fault lines are emerging. They are growing by […]Continue reading

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