Managing the backlog

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You are invited to participate in the Law Society's survey on the capacity of criminal legal aid firms to meet any increase in the number of cases going to the Crown Court in order to reduce the current backlog. In this short survey, criminal practitioners will be asked about the impact of increases in case numbers on their firm's ability to manage workload and secure advocates. 

We will use your responses to inform our conversations with the MoJ about clearing the backlog of cases in the Crown Courts.

This survey should be completed a partner or a practitioner able to answer on behalf of their firm, one response per firm.  Please forward as appropriate. 

It will take approximately 5 minutes to complete the questionnaire, depending on your answers.

Your participation in this study is completely voluntary. Your survey responses will be strictly confidential and data from this research will be reported only in the aggregate.

If you have questions at any time about the survey please get in touch, for additional queries and comments defendinglegalaid@lawsociety.org.uk, or queries about the survey (joanne.cox@lawsociety.org.uk or 0208 049 3898).

Thank you very much for your time and support.

The closing date for this survey is Friday 26 November, 5pm.

Please start with the survey now by clicking on the Start button below.
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