What is the Criminal Law Solicitors Association?

The Criminal Law Solicitors’ Association (CLSA) represents criminal law solicitors throughout England and Wales and has done for 25 years. Their members are engaged and committed lawyers who represent clients from the early stages of an investigation through to police station interviews and magistrates and crown court appearances.

The CLSA itself doesn’t offer advice, but members can be instructed on a private client basis and most offer legal aid. The lawyers are committed to securing the best outcome for their clients and you can search for a lawyer in your area to represent you at a police station or court through the CSLA.

Membership brings with it support for the only organisation exclusively fighting for better terms for criminal solicitors throughout England and Wales. They respond to all important legislative proposals impacting on criminal law and have representatives on many important consultative bodies. Regularly engaged directly with the Ministry of Justice on issues impacting on criminal law, the CLSA has a vibrant email group and Facebook page where members can seek support from fellow professionals and a lively and informative annual conference.

Applications for full membership are welcome from criminal law solicitors. Associate membership is for all those, including police station Legal Executives, Accredited Representatives and paralegals, working in criminal law firms and who are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

St Pauls Chambers would like to congratulate Stuart Wild, Head of Criminal Law at Bird & Co Solicitors Grantham, for his co-option onto the National Executive of the CLSA. Stuart Wild has been a regular instructor of St Pauls Chambers, and he has always ensured that justice, fairness and the interests of the public are at the top of the national agenda.

St Pauls believes that his will be an important voice at the national level in talks and negotiations about how the profession can and will move forward.

Members of the CLSA are engaged and committed criminal lawyers. They represent clients from the early stages of an investigation through to police station interviews and magistrates and crown court appearances.

CLSA members can be instructed on a private client basis and most offer legal aid. All are committed to securing the best outcome for their clients. You can instruct a CLSA lawyer confident that you will get a top lawyer for the job. Search for a lawyer in your area to represent you at a police station or court.

Separate searches are available for Solicitors requiring an agent or wishing to refer on a client and to find Solicitor Advocates by Crown Court.

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