Welcome to the Criminal Solicitor Dot Net web site
This site provides an online resource to UK criminal solicitors and includes a forum area to discuss the ever changing world of criminal law, and criminal contracting.
There are several important features of this site that cannot be accessed unless you have registered as a member and logged in to the Criminal Solicitor Dot Net site:
- Case Law Updater - the Case Law updater contains cases that the Criminal Solicitor Dot Net team consider to be important/relevant to criminal practitioners. The Case Law Updater does not contain every new case, but it does contain on cases that are of paramount importance.
- Legislation Updater - the Legislation Updater covers legislation created since April 2004 that is relevant to criminal law and includes items such as Statutory Instruments, Bills and Acts. The Legislation Updater allows you to peruse relevant legislation with summaries and view the full content of the legislation as published on the Office of Public Sector Information web site.
- Newsletter - web site members who opt to receive the weekly Criminal Solicitor Dot Net Newsletter receive by e-mail a newsletter containing legal news, contracting news, case law updates, and legislation updates. The newsletter contains links to reports and updates contained within the Criminal Solicitor Dot Net web site.
- Download Centre - this contains documents that are relevant to all areas of criminal practice and includes consultation documents and responses.
We would like to encourage all users to post questions, answers, messages in the forums sections - by sharing your knowledge you could be helping another user.
If you would like to know more about this site then please look at the FAQ section .
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The Criminal Solicitor Dot Net Team.
Why is this web site here?
The Criminal Solicitor Dot Net web site was established to provide an open forum for users to discuss UK criminal law. There are several resources available to criminal solicitors on the internet but none were seen as being open or user friendly in the way that the Criminal Solicitor Dot Net portal is. Criminal Solicitor Dot Net is not affiliated with any professional organisation and has no agenda to serve - it exists as it does for the purpose of open discussion.
Who runs the web site
The Criminal Solicitor Dot Net web site is run by Gavin Burrell with the assistance of two others. Gavin Burrell is a solicitor who works for a firm in Southend, Essex, practicing solely in criminal work.
Who pays for the web site?
The portal is not operated for profit or gain and no membership fees/subscription fees are charged. The costs in operating this portal are generally absorbed by the Criminal Solicitor Dot Net team if income generated from advertising does not meet the hosting costs. The biggest cost in running the portal is time spent ensuring that up to date information is delivered to our registered users.
The Criminal Solicitor Dot Net web site provides registered users the ability to read and post messages in the discussion forums. The forums are arranged in appropriate sections where a user can engage in discussion with other users about any given topic.
The forums are particularly useful for discussing criminal law. Requests are often made for opinions on legal scenarios, and guidance given on new or established legislation. The forums are not to be used by people seeking legal advice on their own case.
Criminal contracting is at the heart of many UK crime practices and the discussion forums allow our registered users to interact and discuss impending changes to criminal contracting.
The Criminal Solicitor Dot Net web site provides an updater service to ensure that our registered users are informed of changes to case law and legislation. The updater service is split in to two areas.
We provide a case law updater service. We endeavour to post updates to the web site on a daily basis. We report on case law that we believe to be of paramount importance to UK criminal law. We provide summaries for the cases in the updater and where judgments are freely available online for the cases a copy of the judgment also appears in the updater.
We check legislation on a daily basis to ensure that our registered users are aware of new Acts, proposed Bills, Statutory Instruments and Draft Statutory Instruments. Without taking advantage of an updater service a criminal practitioner cannot expect to keep up to date with legislative changes. The legislative updater provides a summary of the important parts of that legislation and copies of the full text of the legislation in question.