News story: Appointment of Folashade Abiodun as a solicitor member to CPRC

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Folashade Abiodun has been appointed to the Criminal Procedure Rule Committee (CPRC) from 1 September 2017 to 31 August 2021.

Folashade Abiodun is a Solicitor – Advocate (all Higher Courts) at Taylor Haldane Barlex Solicitors LLP. Folashade studied Law & Marketing and completed her LPC at DeMontfort University in Leicester after which she completed her training contract in London undertaking seats in Conveyancing, Family, Immigration and Criminal Law. Having being admitted to the roll of Solicitors in 2007, she became an Accredited Police Station Representative in 2009, and obtained her Duty Solicitor and HCA (Civil & Crime) qualifications in 2010 all whilst working at a busy practice in Leicester.

Folashade has a vast wealth of experience in representing clients at the Police Station, Youth, Magistrates & Crown Courts.

The Courts Act 2003 established the CPRC to make rules governing the practice and procedure of magistrates’ courts, the Crown Court and the Court of Appeal, criminal division.

The Act requires the Committee to make rules that are simple and simply expressed, and that help make the criminal justice system accessible, fair and efficient.

This appointment has been made in line with the Commissioner’s Code of Practice for Ministerial Appointments to Public Bodies.

Appointments to the CPRC are made by the Lord Chancellor in consultation with the Lord Chief Justice for England and Wales.

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