Saving the CJS, one protocol at a time …

Introduction Following a discussion on the SUKJ Facebook page as to what defence lawyers can do, I’ve had a bash at a ‘Protocol’ that all defence lawyers can sign up to as to how cases should be conducted. This recognises that we have a duty under the CPR to ensure the efficient use of Court…

Tales from the Coalface – I

Introduction A junior barrister (about 5 years call) who I know well wrote this following their experience today. It’s a story that will be all too familiar to all of us. My reckoning is that the total payment will be about £25 for a days work. Which won’t be seen for months or even years.…