The Defence Hub
If you are a practising solicitor in criminal law, get involved with the Defence Hub and enjoy the benefits of a nationwide networking platform with the chance to make new contacts for cross referral opportunities.
St Pauls Defence Hub was a pilot scheme operated by St Pauls Chambers through 2010. It is a free service to all practising criminal solicitors providing a platform for nationwide, cross referral and networking opportunities. The scheme was originally devised as an on-line service to allow a member solicitor to seek an alternative contact for referral on those cases where multi-defendant conflicts arise or simply when a case cannot be dealt with for other reasons. It was recognised that many solicitors already have their own arrangements for these occasions. We took the concept to another level by not only making it a nationwide initiative but by giving the member the security of knowing the scheme is being well managed and administered.
What's happening now?
It was clear to us that this service was a benefit to the firms we are engaged with. Over the last three years we have taken the original concept and injected the human element back in. Members of St Pauls Chambers have become very aware of the opportunities that present themselves on a day to day basis for cross-referral and recommendation. The Defence Hub remains centre point to the growth of our criminal work. We provide and take receipt of information that puts us in a prime position for securing new clients.