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Neurodivergent defendants & the poor lawyer: How might defence lawyers adapt to their clients’ needs? (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Smith, T. (2022, June). Neurodivergent defendants & the poor lawyer: How might defence lawyers adapt to their clients’ needs?

Poor lawyering is arguably, at its core, a failure to be a good lawyer. One method of measuring ‘good’ lawyering is to assess how effectively lawyers discharge their professional duties (for example, acting in the best interests of a client). Whilst... Read More about Neurodivergent defendants & the poor lawyer: How might defence lawyers adapt to their clients’ needs?.

The practice of pre-trial detention in England & Wales - Changing law and changing culture (2022)
Journal Article
Smith, T. (2022). The practice of pre-trial detention in England & Wales - Changing law and changing culture. European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research, 28, 435–449. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10610-022-09504-y

Pre-trial detention empowers criminal courts to imprison defendants before they have been convicted of an offence. This is a significant power which should be subject to a rigourous decision-making process. A 2016 study of pre-trial detention practic... Read More about The practice of pre-trial detention in England & Wales - Changing law and changing culture.