Legal Aid Problems have been raised with District Judge Devas. DJ Devas is meeting the LAA to discuss concerns with regard to legal aid and prior authority. DELF was contacted and asked to provide examples of the problems with legal aid. A letter providing DJ Devas with examples and issues was sent on the 22 August 2016.
On the 14 July 2016 DELF Committee members met with the Administrative Court Office lawyers to establish a link with the Administrative Court lawyers and to discuss issues faced by defence practitioners in High Court proceedings.
In January 2016 the Chief Magistrate issued an ‘explanatory note on directions’ for extradition proceedings in Westminster Magistrates’ Court and in so doing invited consultation from practitioners.