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“Part of the system” – ethnic minority defendants do not trust solicitors, Lammy report finds

Black, Asian and minority ethnic defendants do not trust legal aid solicitors and often enter not guilty pleas against advice as a result, according to a major report. The Lammy Review said BAME defendants often saw duty solicitors as ‘part of the system’ and so pleaded not guilty.

September 8th, 2017 | No Comments »