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A little update…

Posted on 9 April 2019 by Daniel Newman

The project has been going well, and we have been busy doing interviews and giving the first papers from the research. As we finish off our fieldwork over the next few weeks and get ready to begin our analysis, we thought we would give a little update. We have reached 58 interviews (and will have
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Fieldwork and more…

Posted on 25 February 2019 by Daniel Newman

The few months have again been productive. Both Roxanna and Dan submitted evidence to Transform Justice’s roundtable on the quality of criminal defence; Dan’s work on access to justice (Legal Aid Lawyers and the Quest for Justice) has been cited in the draft report. Roxanna also attended the Independent Office for Police Conduct’s (IOPC) roundtable
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Legal Aid Cuts and the Criminal Profession

Posted on 3 December 2018 by Daniel Newman

The last month has been rather productive for us; we have interviewed a few solicitors and one police officer. Some interviews had to be postponed owing to work commitments; in an era of underfunding, lawyers (i.e. solicitors and barristers) are hard-pressed to find time in their diaries to juggle the commitments of defending clients, never
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Getting Access…

Posted on 16 November 2018 by Daniel Newman

The first few months of our project have been a little frustrating. We have had problems with access that led us to changing our methods and sample. We are finally at the point of overcoming these and realising that they might have actually served us well. Originally, the project was to combine several months of
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