Update on making three-way calls on the Agent to Prison VC link
23 June 2020
Following requests, we discussed with SPS the possibility of making three-way video conference calls (solicitor, Advocate and prisoner) on the Agents to Prisons’ link.
SPS have now confirmed that they can accommodate this.
- There is a maximum limit of three participants for any single agent’s virtual visit.
- All participants must already be registered to use the video link.
- When calling to arrange the consultation, please make it clear to SPS staff that the booking is for a three-way virtual visit.
- SPS will require the details of all participants.
For more information, please contact email@example.com.
Consultation launched about our policy on ABWOR for the removal of disqualification from driving cases
25 September 2023
We have launched a consultation today about our policy on the ABWOR merits test which we apply in removal of disqualification from driving cases.
Report on findings from the Criminal Quality Assurance Scheme for Criminal Legal Assistance for 2019 to 2023
7 August 2023
Report setting out the statistics, issues, and findings from the Criminal Quality Assurance scheme for the four-year period 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2023
Drafting solemn accounts prior to 29 April fee reform changes
12 April 2023
This update explains the transitional arrangements included in the 29 April changes affecting solemn accounts - and advises on halting drafting online accounts
New common queries section to help with Criminal ABWOR cases
8 March 2023
We have added a new section to our legal aid guidance with answers to the most common enquiries we receive on Criminal ABWOR cases.