Adam Makepeace

Office
London Warren Street

Contact tel
02073888333 (ext.6613)

Mobile
07748 654728

Email
makepeacea@tuckerssolicitors.com

Position
Practice Director

Adam joined Tuckers Solicitors as the Practice Director in September 2011, having previously served four years as Practice Director of Duncan Lewis Solicitors, the country’s largest civil legal aid provider.

A Solicitor by background, Adam has had a diverse career in private practice including spells as a residential conveyancer on the one hand and dealing with heavyweight spread betting litigation and international arbitration for Russian oligarchs on the other.

He turned his back on private practice in 2005, after completing his MBA, and he now devotes all his time to the better management of law firms.  As a former legal aid Solicitor, he is sensitive to the passion that legal aid lawyers have to provide the best quality legal services to the most vulnerable in our society.  However, it is his mission to provide a framework for the delivery of legal aid that is commercially sustainable in the face of repeated cuts to the fees paid for legal aid services.

Cases

The digital revolution meets Dad’s Army

As the Criminal Justice System (and wider court system) undergoes a digital transformation – in this article published in the Solicitors’ Journal, Tuckers Practice Director, Adam Makepeace, argues that implementation is unlikely to be successful unless there is investment in recruiting people into criminal defence work and in training them how to best use new… Read more »

LAA to revise scope of “embarrassment clause”

In response to a letter before action sent to the Legal Aid Agency by Tuckers and others, the LAA have responded to the effect that they will engage in discussions with regards revising the scope of the controversial “embarrassment clause” which was contained in the draft 2016 Criminal Legal Aid contract. The clause in its… Read more »

Criminal Contracting – a request to the Lord Chancellor

In contemplation of the imminent announcement to abandon the Two Tier contracting process, the Big Firms’ Group calls on the Ministry of Justice to implement a further, short, “freeze” of the duty solicitor rotas pending swift consultation with regards the structure of duty solicitor scheme rules that should stand alongside the 2015 Own Client Contract,… Read more »

Reflections on two years of Criminal Justice consultations

Adam Makepeace, Practice Director at Tuckers, has been reflecting on two years of consultations and litigation in relation to the proposed changes to the criminal legal aid sector.  His thoughts have been published by thejusticegap.com online magazine and can be read here

Legal Aid Cuts

Tuckers are pleased to be supporting FatRat Films in their efforts to raise the remaining funding that they require for their short film animation exposing the folly of legal aid cuts, indeed further legal aid cuts – if the next cut of 8.75% to criminal legal aid is implemented in the summer of 2015. FatRat… Read more »

Mackesys – what has ACTUALLY happened

Following on from the rather unhelpful and incorrect article published in the Law Society Gazette a couple of days ago (which we are trying to get amended), a statement has been agreed by Geoff Wordsworth of Mackesys, Tuckers and Warren Law – with the approval of the Legal Aid Agency:-  “Tuckers Solicitors and Warren’s Law have both agreed to… Read more »

Tuckers announces Mulrooney Craghill merger

We are delighted that we have finalised the terms of our partnership  with Mulrooney Craghill Limited.  The Mulrooney Craghill name will  continue to exist and the practice  will continue in its current form. The benefits to both parties are the ability  to share resources and back office functions to lower the overall costs of  practice. Both parties share a… Read more »

Protester Work

Solicitor, Sophie Priestly, from the Central London office  is representing two environmental campaigners after they were detained by Police in the lead up to last years royal wedding.  Together, with other activists and their solicitors, they are challenging the Metropolitan police in the High Court on the way the Queen’s diamond jubilee celebrations and the Olympics… Read more »