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Consultation launched on a revised Code of Practice for Criminal Legal Assistance


Monday, Feb 06, 2017

A consultation has been launched on a revised Code of Practice in relation to Criminal Legal Assistance.

Solicitors and firms wishing to carry out criminal legal assistance must be registered with SLAB and agree to comply with the terms of the Code of Practice.

The original Code of Practice was published in April 1998, and has remained relatively unaltered since that time. Much has changed since 1998, both in criminal legal assistance and the wider criminal justice system.

The revised Code of Practice aims to bring it up to date.

This consultation invites stakeholders to give their views on the revised Code.

The revised Code of Practice, our consultation document and questionnaire are available in the current consultations section of our website.

The deadline for responses is 5pm on Monday 3 April 2017.


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