Category Archives: Criminal Barrister

Decriminalisation of tv licence fee ?

Leading criminal law barrister, David Perry QC  has been appointed by the Government to lead the review of whether non-payment of the BBC licence fee should be decriminalised. Appointed by the Culture Secretary Sajid Javid, Perry was worked in various more »

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Top Oxford Crown Court judge speaks out as criminal cases delayed

Crown Court judges are instrumental in delivering justice. A robust but fair judiciary are the cornerstone of the criminal justice system of any civilised society. The efficient and quick disposal of cases is central. Recent delays in the disposal and more »

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Magistrates court fines Increase as much as four times

Fines in the magistrates court to increase as much as four times. Guidance for criminal barristers and solicitors. New proposals introduced by the government are set to increase magistrates court fines. Existing fines on the level 1 to level 4 more »

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Court of Appeal clears challenge by Criminal Barristers to the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates

The Court of Appeal in London has allowed criminal barristers represented by the Criminal Bar Association (CBA) to continue its challenge to the controversial Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (QASA) and suggested it calls on the entire bar to help more »

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Crown court barristers ballot in favour of government deal

The Criminal Bar Association (CBA), the representative body of criminal barristers in England and Wales last week, conducted a crucial ballot of its membership, arguably one the most significant decisions in its history. The CBA ballot on collective action by more »

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Criminal Barrister weekly legal news update date-07-04-2014

Unlawful activities of undercover Police officers Concerns continue over the apparent “free rein” given to undercover police undercover officer in carrying out unlawful covert operations. In another civil action against the police for damages against the Metropolitan Police the latest more »

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Criminal barristers day of action and the no returns policy

From Friday, 7 March 2014, criminal barristers undertaking legal aid work will be following a policy of “no returns” in the ongoing protests to cut a further £220 million to legal aid resulting in a 30% cut to VHCC and more »

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Criminal barristers protest

The last week saw an unprecedented protest by criminal barristers against government spending cuts which continue to have a devastating effect on legal aid and the quality of justice in the magistrates court and crown court.

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