The following Code contains a statement of good practice for those solicitors conducting criminal work. It does not have the status of a Practice Rule but may be referred to for guidance in assessing whether a solicitor’s conduct meets the standard required of a member of the profession.
When writing to a prisoner client the letter should be sealed in a plain envelope addressed to the prisoner
It is frequently the case that in preparing defence precognitions a statement will have to be taken from a witness who is an untried prisoner.
Advice and Information
Advice and information for solicitors attending and advising clients at police stations.