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What is Justice?

Is justice but a construct
Or a perspective?
A ruling maybe in the face of naivety
Or the foundation stone of truth?
Is it built on the footings of wealth… 50 more words

Poetry

Further legal aid cuts risk eroding access to justice

In Franz Kafka’s parable Before the Law, a poor man from the country seeks access to the law. To do so, he must gain entry from a gatekeeper. 586 more words

#LEGAL AID: COMMITTAL PROCEEDINGS IN THE FAMILY COURTS

The two cases considered here say as much about the obscurity – even the injustice of that obscurity – of legal aid provision, as they do about grant of legal aid for committal applications in civil (including family) proceedings. 661 more words

NO COURT FUNDING OF ADVOCATE TO HELP THE JUDGE

Public funding of advocate to the court: not permitted in children proceedings:

In Re K & H (Children) EWCA Civ 543 (http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2015/543.html) the Court of Appeal comprehensively allowed the Lord Chancellor’s appeal from Judge Bellamy’s attempt to provide limited funding to assist the court in cross-examination of a 17 year old alleged victim (Yvonne) of an applicant father’s alleged abuse. 2,414 more words

"Shadow legal aid scheme" blocked by Court of Appeal

In what we called the development of a “shadow legal aid scheme”, the President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, said in Q v Q  1,230 more words

Civil

Re-Solving Legal Aid...

…or how I developed a new respect for the Law Society.

Last November the Law Society of Scotland (or ‘LSoS’) released it’s Discussion Paper on the Future of Legal Aid in Scotland, setting out what changes it felt could be made. 761 more words

Law

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