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The Monday Message - Better Together

This is the piece I wrote for CBA’s Monday Message

When Tony Cross asked me to contribute to the Monday Message he suggested “nothing too controversial.” For those of you, like me, who have spent twenty years sitting in Circuit meetings with Tony will appreciate that this is a little like having the Big Bad Wolf suggest you give vegetarianism a go. 767 more words


What We Learned Last Week (08/09 - 21/09)

Well we were quiet last week as we all stood by to see the outcome of the Scottish Independence vote, but now we’re back with your weekly round up. 1,307 more words


Pro Bono Scheme

The Law Society of NSW Pro Bono Scheme puts eligible applicants in touch with law firms willing to provide their services free of charge or at a reduced fee. 502 more words

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I'M SO SORRY DAD: The Effects of Poverty

In 1926, Harry Leslie Smith’s sister died of TB in a workhouse infirmary, too poor for proper medical care. In 1948, the creation of the NHS put a stop to all that.

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Grayling defeated in the High Court: careful now

Burnett J’s judgment in R (London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association and Criminal Law Solicitors Association) v Lord Chancellor makes for interesting reading in the context of the ongoing conflict over Chris Grayling’s reforms and cuts to the legal aid system of England and Wales. 698 more words


Legal Assistance Referral Scheme

The NSW Bar Association offers a Legal Assistance Referral Scheme to eligible applicants. For more information visit http://www.nswbar.asn.au/briefing-barristers/legal-assistance/lars-guidelines

Peter O’Grady, Lawyer
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New iPhone app for free legal information

Legal Aid NSW had developed a new iPhone app.

Legal Aid says that the app will allow its users to access a range of useful information including: 429 more words

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