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Write to your MP about our criminal lawyers campaign

The Law Society has published new data which shows a looming crisis in the numbers of criminal duty solicitors.

Criminal duty solicitors offer a vital public service. Any individual detained by the police has a right to a solicitor and advice free of charge. This is the case at any time of day, and regardless of wealth, age or nationality.

Our data shows that in 5 to 10 years’ time there will be insufficient criminal duty solicitors in many regions, which will leave many individuals unable to access their right to a solicitor and free advice.

Write to your MP to highlight this growing crisis facing local criminal duty solicitors and ask them to urge the government to take action.

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