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The Criminal Law Solicitors’ Association is the only organisation entirely committed to professionals working in the field of criminal law in England and Wales. We need you to join us so that we can represent your interests and speak on behalf of criminal law practitioners.

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LAA webinars on accelerated measures – please claim your fees

The LAA is concerned that only around 45% of advocates and around 42% of litigators are claiming the fixed fee for considering unused material (for 0-3 hours work) in eligible cases, despite the fact that claiming this fee involves only 3 clicks on CCCD, and there...


Your CLSA Committee are pleased to announce that we have managed to secure a 15% discount with Sweet & Maxwell for the 2021 Edition of the White Book. We hope this will be the first of many such discounts and we will send details of other offers in due course....

The Criminal Law Solicitors’ Association represents criminal law solicitors throughout England and Wales.

Your representative body when times are tough

CLSA membership brings with it support for the only organisation exclusively fighting for better terms for criminal solicitors throughout England and Wales. We respond to all important legislative proposals impacting on criminal law and have representatives on many important consultative bodies. We have been representing our members now for 30 years. We regularly engage directly with the MOJ on issues impacting on criminal law. We have a vibrant email group and facebook page where you can get support from fellow professionals and a lively and informative annual conference.

Applications for full membership are welcome from criminal law solicitors. Associate membership is for all those, including police station Legal Executives, Accredited Representatives and paralegals, working in criminal law firms and who are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

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