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3rd July 2020

Court improvements following Covid-19

Last night the Prime Minister set out further plans for courts in the UK to begin looking at hearing the backlog of cases due to go through the system. 

The Law Society Gazette reported on 26 June that the amount of cases waiting to be hears in the Magistrates court in the UK has now reached 484,000 and the Crown courts backlog stands at 41,000.  

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30th June 2020

A Day in the Life of a Criminal Solicitor – a typical day on lockdown

Everyone’s days have changed since we initially went into lockdown, although a Criminal Solicitor has elements of what we now refer to as normal life.

They still have to attend Police Stations when necessary and Courts that are open.  As much is now done remotely where possible, there are elements of a Criminal Solicitors life that is not viable to be done over the phone or an online meeting platform.

Alice Hornsby, a Cartwright King Solicitor working out of the Derby office gives insight into a typical lockdown day.

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Sue Swan


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Sue Swan

Sue Swan is an Associate Solicitor based in our Birmingham office.

Sue has significant experience representing clients in a wide range of criminal defence cases at all stages of an investigation and court proceedings.

Over 12 years experience regularly representing police officers facing criminal and misconduct allegations. Called upon to advise police officers in relation to incidents arising out of police contact or an emergency response resulting in a death or serious injury.

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