legal aid cuts
If you value access to justice and the rule of law, we urge you to join us in campaigning for a sustainable, effective and fair system of legal aid which ensures that no one is denied justice because of their inability to pay.
Next month, the Supreme Court will hear an appeal concerning the government's proposed residence test for civil legal aid, which would (subject to some exceptions) limit public funding in non-criminal cases to people who can prove they are lawfully resident in the UK and have been lawfully resident for a period of at least 12 months.
Specialist advice available on family breakups, housing benefits and welfare cuts has all been dramatically reduced thanks
Access to legal advice is scarcer now than it was in 1949, a damning report by the General Bar Council has claimed. The study, published by the regulatory body last year, claims that cuts to legal aid have left "devastating" implications for those hoping for a fair trial within Britain's criminal justice system.
The coalition government has much to answer for since 2010. Yet what seems to escape almost all notice is their relentless attacks on the very fabric of British democracy. The conventional guarantee against totalitarianism in any democratic society is the Rule of Law, separation of powers, and public access to legitimate scrutiny of executive action. This was arguably a well-founded existence in Britain, until recently.
The five things you need to know on Wednesday 16 July 2014... 1) BOTTOM OF THE CLASS Well, when they said it'd be a major
It is impossible to overstate the serious implications of a Court of Appeal decision this week which spell disaster for the administration of British justice.
Here are the five things you need to know on Tuesday 29 April 2014... 1) DAVE'S EU PLEDGE You'll remember how David Cameron's
Fiona Bruce MP recently stated that the breakdown of marriage was a "public health emergency". She couldn't be further from the truth. The real public health emergency in the UK is domestic violence, from which two women die per week. MPs like Bruce should be supporting women for leaving abusive marriages, not judging them.
For the first time in 800 years, lawyers have publicly protested by staging a half-day walkout. Why? The short answer is that barristers walked out of court this morning to prevent the government walking all over public justice.