Maastricht University and its partners launched an empirical research project to examine the practical application of the procedural rights of suspects in police detention in four selected European jurisdictions
The prison population in England and Wales has increased by almost 200 in a week, taking it to a new all-time high of 87,945.
This page includes legislation, reports, and other documents that are relevant to understanding the legal aid system in England and Wales.
The government's controversial changes to sentencing policy and legal aid have cleared the Commons, despite opposition from MPs of all parties.
Pity the justice secretary. Ken Clarke came to office in 2010 with some fine ideas about sending fewer people to prison and rehabilitating offenders.
The Criminal Defence Service (Funding) (Amendment) Order 2011 has now been published, which gives effect to the cuts to criminal fees effective from 3rd October 2011.
"Effective Criminal Defence in Europe" summarizes the findings of a three-year research project to explore and compare access to effective defense in criminal proceedings across nine European jurisdictions.
The report „Evaluation of the public defender service in England and Wales”, by Lee Bridges, Ed Cape, Paul Fenn, Anona Mitchell, Richard Moorhead and Avrom Sherr presents the findings of the independent evaluation of the Public Defender Service in England and Wales.
This report of the English and Welsh Civil and Social Justice Survey, by Pascoe Pleasence, Nigel Balmer, Tania Tam, describes the main findings from the 2006 interviews for the English and Welsh Civil and Social Justice Survey.