PDS shenanigans in Winchester CC?

This is a report taken from the ‘Save UK Justice’ Group on Facebook for anyone that doesn’t use facebook. It is a report from Winchester Crown Court on 30th April 2014. Presumably the solicitors action of not applying for legal aid is working … ___________________________________________ Dear All As I reported earlier, and as also witnessed…

BSB Consultation on returning cases – Response

Introduction Amidst the piles of excrement being dumped everywhere by the MoJ, the BSB have helped out by having a consultation of when barristers should (or shouldn’t) be returning cases. I’m never one to resist a consultation and this one is short. There are only four questions but they can be summarised as “do you…

In support of judicial quotas

. Labour has threatened to use the ‘nuclear option’ of quotas in order to deal with the fact that our judiciary are so unrepresented. Queue predictable outrage on twitter. There are various arguments over this and I won’t re-hash them, you know them all. My declaration – as a white heterosexual male I would obviously…

Matt Fresco on the legal aid changes

Introduction I recently posted my summary of what the legal aid changes mean. I was reminded of something that Matt Fresco from PoliceStationReps.com (does what it says on the tin) had written as to what the changes mean. It’s worth a read, and gives a good overview of the impacts on reps and solicitors. One…

But, what are you for?

Introduction It’s a fair question. It’s easy to be against something, much harder to put forward a decent plan. Easy to point out the flaws in a plan, much less easy to be constructive. I’ve set out my reasons as to why the deal offered to us last week is, in my mind, a bad…