Headhunt lawyers who are appropriate for judicial roles, suggests criminal solicitor

The Law Society and Bar Council have pledged to do more to ensure defendants are aware of the independence of duty solicitors following publication of the Lammy Review last week.

Labour MP David Lammy’s independent review into the treatment of and outcomes for BAME individuals in the criminal justice system highlighted a “trust deficit” between BAME defendants and their solicitors.

It linked evidence that BAME defendants were consistently ...

John Vander Luit
Editor
Solicitors Journal

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