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UPDATE TO MEMBERS

As ever, your CLSA Committee have been hard at work for you over the last year, and we know that each and every one of you has done the same in these unprecedented times where were it not for our hard working members burning the candle at both ends, the system would...

Crime Contract 2022 tender

Information for organisations interested in delivering face to face Criminal Legal Aid Services from October 2022.

Burglary Offences sentencing guidelines to be revised

The Sentencing Council have today publised a consultation on revised sentencing guidelines for Burglary Offences The proposed sentencing guidelines, which apply to adult offenders, are listed below: domestic burglary (section 9, Theft Act 1968) non-domestic burglary,...

Update to LAA Contingency Plans

The LAA have announced they intend to end the Duty Solicitor Contingency arrangements from the end of September. Although the timing is not great given the new variants are causing some concern, we had urged the LAA to give as much notice as possible to allow firms to...

Independent Review of Criminal Legal Aid – update

An update has been added to the GOV.UK page for the Independent Review of Criminal Legal Aid . This can be located under the “Terms of Reference” section. The update provides an overview of some of the ways Sir Christopher is gathering evidence on the key issues...