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Access to justice is the foundation of democracy

“Ministers keep using the mantra that their proposals are to protect the most vulnerable when, quite obviously, they are the exact opposite. If implemented their measures would, far from protecting the most vulnerable, directly harm them. 989 more words

Judicial Review

Some snippets for Legal Aid Providers

On Friday last week, I had the opportunity of being invited to a consultative forum for legal aid providers organized by the Ministry of Justice, National Cohesion and Constitutional Affairs through the National Legal Aid ( & Awareness) Programme (NALEAP). 477 more words

Access to Law Anyone?

Everyone should have the ability to understand and to access the law. The legal system of England and Wales takes pride the quality of its judiciary and seeks to ensure that everyone is equal before the courts. 510 more words


Weekly round up

In this update:

  • Legal aid bill – the end of the road
  • New criminal forms
  • Guidance for solicitors and barristers billing civil cases
  • Family high cost case plans…
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Once more unto the Lords...and then what?

The legal aid bill returns to the Lords tomorrow as the final stages of the Parliamentary process draw near. We are now in “ping pong” 479 more words


Inevitable, but terrible nonetheless



Squatting in residential properties to be criminalised within months

What a joke! All of it, the whole process. Last night the House of Lords passed a clause hidden in the legal aid bill to criminalise squatting in residential properties essentially making thousands of homeless people criminals overnight. 579 more words


Amnesty International: Lord's decision about Legal Aid Bill is a 'dark day for justice.'

The rejection last night in the House of Lords of proposed amendments to the government’s Legal Aid Bill, is a huge blow to justice which will place the law beyond the reach of human rights victims, Amnesty International said today. 269 more words