From the beginning of April 2018 all remand prisoners for the West Mercia area have been taken to Kidderminster Magistrates’ Court. This includes defendants from Telford, Shrewsbury, Worcester, Redditch and Hereford. This was a decision opposed by Solicitors in Shropshire as local justice is being eroded and this new policy has led to prisoners being kept in custody for longer periods of time.

John McMillan, Senior Solicitor at WMB Law has spearheaded the opposition to this change and has written an open letter to the Shropshire Magistrates. Click here to read the full article.

Steven Meredith, Senior Solicitor Director at WMB Law had a client who tried to hand himself in four times to have his matter dealt with after a warrant was issued, before finally being able to have his case dealt with. Click here to read the full article.

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