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Exceptional case determination

Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 s 10 represents the only way that a person can obtain legal aid for civil legal services (civil legal aid), outside the narrow spectrum of cases – domestic ‘violence’, forced marriage etc – covered by Part 1 Sch 1 of the Act. 2,343 more words

Call the Lawyer

Lawyers and midwives make unusual bedfellows. Midwives conjure up images of fresh faced, kind and brave young women on bicycles bringing new life and hope to the East End of London. 454 more words


Legal aid: special report

The Guardian has published a series of excellent articles today on the impact of the legal aid cuts:


Once more unto the breach...

Last week the LCCSA and the CLSA gave the Lord Chancellor and his Ministry a bloody nose using over the “consultation” on legal aid reform, using the process the Chancellor was himself keen to limit, judicial review.   644 more words

Court appointed pro bono legal assistance

A court may refer litigants to a lawyer on the Courts Pro Bono Panel: see Division 9, Part 7 of the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 2005… 530 more words

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The Message for Every Day

This week I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to contribute to the CBA’s Monday Message. Those of you who have read that or are familiar with my recent blogs will appreciate that I believe the Criminal Justice System in this country is currently under such strain that it has collapsed in on itself. 512 more words


Cancer Council Legal and Financial Planning Referral Services 13 11 20

The Cancer Council NSW offers Legal and Financial Planning Referral Services.

The legal service provides help with wills, powers of attorney, superannuation, credit and debt, mortgages, insurance claims, employment issues and tenancy disputes. 416 more words

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