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Horses with Parachutes

To misquote Hot Chocolate: “It started with a consultation, never thought it would come to this….”

It seems like a long time ago that we all responded to the first consultation entitled “Decimating Justice” or some such. 729 more words


Prisons in Parliament - 28th September

Legal aid and voting rights: the big debates coming up next month

Parliament is in recess, so this week we bring you a calendar of dates for your political diary. 149 more words



LEGAL AID HANDBOOK 2015/16 Ed Vicky Ling and Simon Pugh (2nd ed Legal Action Group, September 2015 – £60)

This is a remarkable book, by any standards. 503 more words

Re X- the never-ending story.


Charles J has today (25 September) handed down the judgment in Re NRA EWCOP 59, sometimes described as Re X (2).


The case concerned welfare orders sought in respect of ten individuals whose care arrangements involved deprivation of their liberty. 3,303 more words

Case Management

Labour makes fresh pledge to review legal aid reforms

Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn has put legal aid on his agenda, asking former minister Lord Bach to ‘immediately’ review the government’s reforms.

The announcement comes as practitioner groups ponder whether to accept justice secretary Michael Gove’s offer to suspend the government’s latest cut to legal aid fees and days before criminal defence firms find out if their bids for new duty provider contracts have been successful. 318 more words


Assault on Legal Aid

Reposted from Politics Home

At long last ladies and gentlemen, we have an effective opposition party after years in the tory lite wilderness.

Jeremy Corbyn has announced a review into what he dubs the Government’s “assault on legal aid”. 198 more words


The law isn't the only justice in the land, not by a long way

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,210

Thursday 24 September 2015.

Dear Mr Cameron,

You really don’t understand or even care about ordinary people at all do you? 552 more words

Keith Lindsay-Cameron