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In three days’ time, we have a general election. So far, we have heard a great deal from the parties about who will be allying with who after the election, or not, but little about the detail of their promised policies. 1,440 more words

Dispute Resolution

A closed system -- you have to have a lawyer to get in or out

At one time, many politicians perceived legal aid as a program that subsidized poor people to assert grievances in the courts against businesses and institutions. That is not the case for legal aid, not now. 134 more words


Grave difficulties faced by parents attempting to obtain legally aided representation in placement order applications

Re D (A Child) (No 2) EWFC 2 highlights the unconscionable hurdles faced by two parents with learning difficulties who sought to obtain legal aid to fight a placement order application.

Lyndsey Sambrooks-Wright

Implications of legal aid cuts highlighted 

In Re K and H (Children – unrepresented father – cross-examination of child) EWFC 1, the court ordered HMCTS to pay the costs of legal representation for an unrepresented litigant who was ineligible for legal aid. 25 more words

Lyndsey Sambrooks-Wright

No broad presumption in favour of a natural parent

The Court of Appeal in Re E-R (A child) 2015 had to deal with a very emotionally difficult case.   

T was five years and nine months old. 2,564 more words

Case Law

LALYs - deadline for nominations today

The annual Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards nominations close today. The ceremony is on 1st July. There are several new awards this year, and immigration is no longer a separate category. 66 more words