Pre- Charge Bail

The Government is now consulting on changes to bail for suspects under investigation . This followed a successful campaign by the Law Society and others which highlighted the consequences of long periods of investigation uncertainty on both suspects and victims . This also masked inadequate or problematic investigations .

The Consultation now gives practitioners an opportunity to let their voice be heard over the governments proposals and all solicitors and firms are encouraged to send individual submissions . If you copy them to the Yorkshire Union we can also pull together a cumulative response giving a united Yorkshire voice to the consultation . Please note the deadline for submissions is


Pre Charge Bail

Consultation Link 

Deadline - 29th April 2020

Please email any responses you submit to

Deadline - 15/4/2020

Mental Health Tribunal Reforms

The Tribunal Procedure Committee (TPC) is seeking views on one proposal to change the way  the First-tier Tribunal lists hearings for applications by patients detained under section 2 of the MHA 1983

Mayson Review The Law Society Response

The Law Society have now responded to the Mayson Review access the latest response here , This is the review into the regulation map of legal services for the future which is likely to have a signficant impact on how solicitors practice

Court Closures HMCS Programme

HMCS Programme of reforming the Court Estate continues and the latest information can be found here . This is a combination of Court closures and the programme to modernise how justice is delivered