QASA (Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates)

I touched upon this in last month’s edition but an announcement has just been made that the SRA, BSB and ILEX have announced that they have reached an agreement on the shape of QASA (Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates).

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September 2014

» An easy way to stay up to date in the magistrates’ courts

» Criminal Fire Investigation

» How do I know if my business systems are up to date?

» Petrol Bombs and Incendiary Devices

August 2014

» A certain Magistrates Court has decided to pay only at legal aid rates

» Apparently we now should have a right to be forgotten in the sense that our past crimes and misdemeanours should not easily be accessible on the Internet via a search engine

» CrimeScribe Edition No. 37

» Magistrates’ Courts trial preparation form

» The Ministry of justice has announced that tendering for duty contracts will not now happen this summer and the process has been put back until October

» The Victim Surcharge-The very latest

July 2014

» Advocates Gateway – New toolkits

» Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014

» CPD is the subject of much debate at the moment

» CrimeScribe Articles for July 2014

» CrimeScribe Edition No. 36

» Criminal Procedure Rules are updated every April

» Legal executives and barristers have taken a step closer to setting up their own client-facing businesses in competition with solicitors

» Possession of Khat is now a criminal offence

» Practice Direction (Costs in Criminal Proceedings) [2013] EWCA Crim 1632

» R (Nunn) v Chief Constable of Suffolk Constabulary and another [2014] UKSC 37

» R (on the application of Director of Public Prosecutions) v Sheffield Crown Court [2014] All ER (D) 167 (June)

» R (on the application of T and another) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and another

» R v H (Stephen) [2014] EWCA 1555

» Statutory Instrument 2014 No. 1651 The Criminal Justice Act 1988 (Reviews of Sentencing) (Amendment) Order 2014

» Statutory Instrument 2014 No. 1777 is The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Alcohol Abstinence and Monitoring Requirements) Piloting Order 2014

» Statutory Instrument 2014 No. 1787 is The Criminal Justice Act 2003 (Alcohol Abstinence and Monitoring Requirement) (Prescription of Arrangement for Monitoring) Order 2014

» The following Sections of the Antisocial-Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 came into force on the 14th of July:

» The High Court have to be very careful when dealing with matters relating to an indictment

» The latest on QASA

» The very latest guideline from the Sentencing Council



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About 'The Scribbler'

Called to the bar in 1982, ‘The Scribbler’ was a legal advisor to magistrates between 1984 and 1996, having worked in some 40 Magistrates' Courts before leaving the service. He transferred to the solicitors' profession in August 1996 and is presently a consultant within a leading Criminal Law Practice and is one of the jurisdiction's best-known trainers in Criminal Law and Practice.

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