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We don’t just need a vision, we need a cause!

In the space of 6 weeks I have written an article which has been published in The Prisons Handbook 2016, just before the Prime Ministers speech. 807 more words


How can there be an 'Equality of Arms' when the DWP spends £22 million on legal representation and claimants nothing?

When legal aid for welfare benefits cases was withdrawn, part of the justification was that expertise was not needed for such matters.

It strikes me, therefore, that it is more than ironic that the… 209 more words


Why this Daisy is no shrinking violet!

A situation update for those of you closely watching this debacle.

Firstly, thank you for the many, many messages of support.

Two HBIMB members resigned this week and at the monthly Board meeting yesterday I was the only one present. 227 more words

Ministry Of Justice

Seven things we learnt about prison safety in England & Wales from latest major report

Parliamentary committee calls for urgent improvement of unsafe prisons  

The Justice Select Committee said prisons in England & Wales “continue to deteriorate significantly” and that “improvement is urgently needed” in its latest… 1,031 more words


Discussing online courts as we fight about the cost of paper bundles. An institutional shambles

Two recent documents will be of interest to those who are concerned (in the widest sense of the word) with the development of online courts in England and Wales. 1,275 more words


What is it about the word ‘dishonesty’ you don’t understand?

Why the debacle inside HMP / YOI Hollesley Bay IMB impacts us all.

A Guest Blog by Joseph Spear.

In the world of business, nominations for top Board positions are taken very seriously. 1,572 more words


De minimis non curat lex? Er, oh yes it does…

The Latin maxim has it that law does not concern itself with small things. Well, lawyers certainly concern themselves with “small claims” at the moment, with the question of the applicable small claims limit for injury cases never far from debate as we await concrete proposals following the announcement, now nearly six months ago in the Autumn Statement, that the Government wants to raise it to £5,000. 1,028 more words