In praise of “Two strikes and you’re out”

Sentencing in the UK has been in a constant state of flux since at least the advent of New Labour. Thirty odd years ago a criminal practitioner could make do with a copy of the 1972 Criminal Justice Act and probably get through sentences for many years without having to dust off a copy of…

QASA Response (Final)

I posted last week about the on-going QASA consultation that has tomorrow as it’s deadline. I set out there a bit about the background and why everyone should respond. Since last week, the CBA issued their response to the consultation. It is blistering. As someone who  has been sceptical and critical of the CBA, it is fair to…

QASA Response

The QASA consultation deadline is looming – 9th October. This is a big one, it’s the last chance for lawyers of all stripes to have any input into the scheme and I would urge everyone to get involved and respond. If you don’t know, QASA is a scheme that has been cooked up by the…