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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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First and foremost, the CLSA Committee wishes you all, members and non-members alike, solictors, barristers and those working in the Criminal Justice System a Merry Christmas, and in anticipation, a Happy New Year. Those good wishes include good health and so it is...

Transform Justice

Transform Justice, is a national charity working for a fair, humane, open and effective justice system. We are working with police forces around the country in order to improve their use of diversions and out of court disposals, with the aim of getting more crime...

A new tool to support sentencing in the Crown Court

New tool to support sentencing in the Crown Court The Sentencing Council is providing a new tool to support the process of sentencing in the Crown Court. SentencingACE allows judges to make a quick, ready-reckoner style check of the sentence they intend to impose. It...

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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