Blogs & opinions
- in the category: criminal law
Plans to cut criminal case backlogs need proper consultation with defence lawyers – and a drive to make best use of their time
After featuring in the election campaign the future of the not proven verdict is in doubt – but are there alternatives to simple abolition?
Employers should help people find their own best balance between home and office working; Government must recognise the urgency of the crisis in legal aid
As legal aid lawyers hang on for a Government decision on funding, New Generation Lawyers deserves support in campaigning for their future
If action on court provision is not taken soon, we may face a hard choice between preserving the jury system and protecting human rights
Convener of the Criminal Law Committee Debbie Wilson reflects on the effect of intolerance and hatred in a society and the responsibility the legal profession has in preventing it.
The Scottish Sentencing Council's proposed guideline for young offenders should be looked at in the wider sentencing context
Data should be provided on whether the "kindness courts" really make a difference
Ken Dalling offers some thoughts to mark the day of the general increase
The dignity of the law has come before the dignity of those caught up in its processes. What might happen if that were reversed?
After the extra money announced for prosecutors and then the police, something has to be done now for the defence sector