The current criminal legal aid crisis: a timeline

The current crisis in criminal legal aid has many starting points; I have chosen the April 2013 consultation as the place to begin this chronology. This chronology is a work-in-progress.  The first draft of 19 July 2015 is incomplete; but rather than heed the counsel of perfection, it has been posted and will be updated/improved on … Read more

Michael Gove and the Lawyers’ Revolt

Today, like yesterday, there will significant disruption in the criminal courts of England and Wales; and in the next few weeks this disruption is likely to get worse. The trigger was the decision by many criminal defence solicitors last week not to take on any new legal aid work as from last Wednesday (1 July … Read more