The Criminal Practice Committee welcomes criminal law advocates of all levels of experience who operate within the Merseyside area and practice throughout the country, in all Courts. This committee seeks to identify important issues, both local and national and to give voice to the concerns of the profession.
We liaise with all Government bodies including Local Crown Courts Magistrates’ Courts and the Legal Aid Agency, Police and Local Government to try to ease the burden for all solicitors in practice.
We consider all government initiated Consultation papers and endeavour to protect the private practitioner at all times. We assist in the training programme.
We also deal with the local press by highlighting any difficulties or Government initiatives which may be problematic and assist the Courts in any procedural changes and endeavour to assist in the smooth running of the court procedure.
This committee meets five times a year for an hour, at Liverpool Law Society’s offices.
Anyone who wishes to assist by being co-opted is asked to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair, Criminal Practice Committee