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.