The Law Society is aware of growing concerns among crime practitioners about the‘poaching’ of, or ‘touting’ for, clients, defined as the practice of firms intercepting clients who should be seen by the duty solicitor, or who already have a solicitor.

In order to help us to better understand what form this practice takes, and where it is most prevalent, please take our survey and circulate the link to your colleagues.

The survey should take no more than 15-20 minutes to complete and closes on 8 July.

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* 1. Which criminal justice area is your firm based in?

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* 2. In your view, is poaching / touting a serious problem?

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* 3. Have you experienced touting/poaching (using definition above) at courts?