Criminal Justice on its knees

Linda Macdonald

Linda Macdonald

Linda and has specialised in Criminal Defence since 1997 and is a Chartered Legal Executive Advocate, an Accredited Police Station Representative, a Commissioner of Oaths and has obtained rights of advocacy in the Magistrates' Court.

Criminal Justice on its knees

The criminal justice system has been the victim of under-funding for years. Have we finally reached breaking point? 

Repeated cuts to legal aid has led to an unsustainable situation: One where many people accused of crime do not qualify for legal aid and, even where they do, there is a shortage of duty solicitors and of solicitors undertaking legal aid work. The Law Society has launched a campaign, asking the Treasury to address the funding shortages that have led to collapse of the criminal justice system. 

Read more about the campaign and the reasons for it. Don’t miss their video showing an all too common occurrence of a man journeying through our broken criminal justice system.

Linda Macdonald

Linda Macdonald

Linda and has specialised in Criminal Defence since 1997 and is a Chartered Legal Executive Advocate, an Accredited Police Station Representative, a Commissioner of Oaths and has obtained rights of advocacy in the Magistrates' Court.

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