Following a meeting with the Justice Secretary, which was hosted by the Law Society, representatives from local law societies, the Criminal Law Solicitors’ Association, BAME groups, LCCSA and the Legal Aid Practitioners Group voiced concerns about the viability and sustainability of the criminal defence market if cuts of up to 30% were implemented.
A note sent to members by the London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association (LCCSA) following the hour-long meeting with Chris Grayling said there will a ‘nationally coordinated training day’ all day on 7 March. The association said the day will include training at the Law Society. The day is likely to cause severe disruption to the criminal courts.
Further information will be published when it is to hand