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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October 2014

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

» CrimeScribe Edition No. 39

» Criminal Behaviour Orders

» Detention and Training Orders

» I want to turn now to the subject of bail and, in particular, the defendants surrender to bail at court

» On the subject of exercising rights of audience in the Crown Court


» R (on the application of London Criminal Court Solicitors Association and another) v Lord Chancellor [2014] all ER (D) 145 (Sep)-Legal aid

» R v French and others [2014] 4 costs LR 786

» Rationing Forensic Science

» Statutory Instrument 2014/2522

September 2014

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

» An interesting case on the relatively recent new offence of causing serious injury by dangerous driving

» CrimeScribe Edition No. 38

» Criminal Fire Investigation

» Hardly a month goes by without a case from the Court of Appeal on the issue of credit

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

» I just want to briefly mention the case of Hamill and The Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court and Chief Constable of Essex Police [2014] EWHC 2799 (Admin)

» Important provisions of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 will come into force in October

» Petrol Bombs and Incendiary Devices

» REGINA v Napper

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



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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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