CDS Direct: Flying in the face of the evidence

Bridges, L. and Cape, Ed (2008) CDS Direct: Flying in the face of the evidence. Other. Centre for Crime and Justice Studies. Available from:

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The product of a collaboration between Ed Cape and Lee Bridges (Professor of Law, Warwick University), this is a comprehensive analysis of the CDS (Criminal Defence Service) Direct policy. CDS Direct has significant implications for the right of a suspect arrested and detained by the police to consult a solicitor. The authors conclude that it undermines the statutory right to legal advice, is potentially in breach of Article 6 ECHR rights, and was introduced to cap legal aid expenditure.

Item Type:Report or Working Paper (Other)
Uncontrolled Keywords:legal aid, legal advice, police station, CDS
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Business and Law > Department of Law
ID Code:10488
Deposited By: Professor Ed Lloyd-Cape
Deposited On:29 Jul 2010 13:47
Last Modified:20 Mar 2018 15:11

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