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UK: £200,000 LEGAL AID GIVEN TO LEE RIGBY KILLERS

Soldier Lee Rigby’s killers were handed more than £200,000 in taxpayer-funded financial support to pay their legal bills.

Fusilier Rigby’s murder sparked shock across the country after he was mowed down with a car and then hacked to death by British Muslim converts Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale in Woolwich, south-east London, on May 22 last year. 97 more words

UK

Civil forms change 4th August

Practitioners should note that the bulk of the civil legal aid forms are changing with effect from next week. The new forms can be found… 49 more words

Civil

Proud to Be

Dear Chris,

you probably do not recall meeting me. I am just one of a number of angry lawyers that you have met with over the last year or so. 440 more words

Law

Unrepresented Claimants at the Employment Tribunal

It has been a while since I have attended an Employment Tribunal and then I was busy representing claimants. I therefore thought that it was about time that I paid the Central London Employment Tribunal a visit and observe a hearing just for the fun of it. 513 more words

Law

LEGAL AID: Residence test found discriminatory and unlawful by High Court

By Rachel Harger DtRtP and Paralegal at Bindmans LLP

Yesterday on Tuesday 15th July 2014 the government’s draft legislation to introduce a residence test for legal aid was struck down by the High Court on the basis it is discriminatory and unlawful. 315 more words

Activism

Alberta lawyers 'fed up', threaten job action over cuts to legal aid

EDMONTON – Alberta lawyers, still angered that legal aid is facing a funding crunch, are threatening job action.

They maintain another $8 million is needed to properly fund the system that provides legal services for those who can’t afford it. 110 more words

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