Legal Funding Articles
In this section you will find a collection of articles, news items, advice and information in relation to Legal Funding. From the much-publicised issues and changes around Legal Aid – to offering advice and support on ways of funding your right to a legal defense.
If you get arrested abroad then recent high-profile cases have shown just how important it is to seek appropriate legal representation.
The EU has published a report, ‘Rights in practice: access to a lawyer and procedural rights in criminal and European arrest warrant proceedings’, that details the extent to which fundamental human rights, in the context of criminal justice, are upheld across the EU. So what are your rights – and are they fully exercised?
In the crown court, while a fine is not the most common punishment meted out, when they are imposed they tend to be very large.
Mortons Solicitors are delighted to confirm that we have been successfully awarded by the Legal Aid Agency a Criminal Legal Aid Contract for 2017. This enables the team at Mortons Solicitors to continue with their excellent work defending clients accused of serious criminal offences, sexual offences, motoring and regulatory offences.
Mortons Solicitors specialise in defending both private clients and legal aid clients with niche areas of criminal law. General Crime, Serious Sexual Offences, Motoring Offences, Regulatory Crime Including Inquests.
From 24th December 2015 the Criminal Court Charge no longer applies which will be welcome relief to defendants appearing before the Criminal Courts in England and Wales.
Despite the legal aid protests and threats to the criminal legal profession over unworkable ‘duty contracts’, a new threat to justice and the rule of law comes into effect from the 13th April 2015.
The Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association (CLSA) and the London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association (LCCSA) currently engaged in challenging by way of judicial review the Ministry of Justices’ (MOJ) decision to plough on with the legal aid crime duty tender process. The Law Society is also proposing a similar but separate action.
Only days after the CLSA & LCCSA succeeded with the Judicial Review of the Ministry of Justice Legal Aid Duty Contracts Consultation, the MOJ respond with another consultation
Mortons Solicitors are delighted to hear the news of the successful judicial review of the Government plans for cutting criminal legal aid by £220 million. At the High Court Mr Justice Burnett ruled that the Ministry of Justice consultation process was “so unfair as to amount to illegality”.