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Kim Evans has spent 31 years working at the sharp end of the criminal justice system - the last ten years in the cells of East Sussex police stations defending people in custody. ‘I'd guesstimate that 90% of my clients have a personality disorder, mental health issues, and, or, serious substance addiction be it drugs or alcohol,’ she says. Kim started her career at the Metropolitan Police as a uniformed officer in 1979.

No conferring!

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has issued an eight page draft statutory guidance to the police service on achieving best evidence in death or serious injury matters. The guidance…

Keir Starmer on ‘prosecutorial discretion’

Keir Starmer on ‘prosecutorial discretion’

Former Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer QC gave the Legal Action Group’s 2013 lecture last night. During his term of office as DPP, Keir Starmer had to respond to…

Whole life term ruling: warping of moral compass?

David Cameron and justice secretary Chris Grayling both reacted angrily to today’s ruling that whole life sentences must now be subject to periodic reviews, writes Kim Evans. The European Court…

Legal cuts have daunting consequences

You may by now have started to hear rumblings that lawyers are not happy. You may not have paid very much attention, thinking that it was probably just lawyers concerned…

Lawyer of your choice

Lawyer of your choice

There are proposals to limit the advice given to persons arrested in the police station to a duty solicitor, as opposed to allowing them to request their own solicitor. I…

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