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Accused in double stabbing makes first court appearance in Calgary

A Calgary man charged with a double stabbing in Huntington Hills earlier this week made his first appearance in court Thursday morning.

Qisong Zhou appeared in person and was assisted by a Mandarin translator. 292 more words


Three Years of Exceptional Case Funding in Inquest Cases

In his second annual report (for 2014-5) the Chief Coroner said that although about 230,000 deaths are reported to coroners across England and Wales each year, most of them are signed off by coroners as a death from natural causes, and only about 25,000 cases proceeded to an investigation and inquest, with juries being summoned in 397 of them. 1,981 more words


Three Years of Exceptional Case Funding in non-Inquest Cases

I have just completed a review of the statistics published by the Legal Aid Agency for the first three years of the new scheme. 4,019 more words


Legal Aid Funding in Australia

Thanks to a withdrawal of legal aid funding from successive governments, those in the system are declaring it has reached a crisis point.

Community legal centers are being forced to turn people away with many people representing themselves on all sorts of matters. 166 more words


Why Work For Nothing? It Depends

Lots of people work because they have a ’cause’. I think that’s great-the world needs visionary people-for the most part, and giving of yourself is good for you and good for the rest of humanity. 947 more words

The loss of legal aid funding reduces access to justice

The Law Society has published research showing that in a third of all areas in England there is now only one solicitor specialising in housing available through legal aid, and has said that denying legal advice and representation to people facing housing problems poses a risk. 365 more words


Lack of housing legal aid services is leading to nationwide advice deserts

Families across large parts of England and Wales are denied state-funded advice on housing issues because of ‘legal aid deserts’ which have emerged due to drastic government cuts in spending, the Law Society of England and Wales said, as it launched a… 828 more words