We at Shentons are strongly backing the campaign to resist changes to the provision of criminal defence services proposed by the Ministry of Justice. If the proposed changes are implemented, legally aided defendants in criminal cases will no longer be able to choose their own solicitor and there could be considerable delays in a solicitor attending the police station or Court to represent a defendant. It is important to remember that not all those accused of a crime have committed that crime. Any one of us could be accused at any time. If you were wrongly accused of a crime, would you not wish to have the solicitor of your choice to represent you?
Our ‘Saving Justice’ leaflet explains the proposals in further detail – please click on the link to find out more. Saving Justice