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Rights of Women Charity loses Challenge to Civil Legal Aid Legislation for Domestic Violence Victims

by Muna Saleem February 18, 2015 Domestic Violence

Whilst many regulatory and legal semantics have little impact on the population, a recent legal case may be of interest to the everyday civilian. On the 22 nd January, The Public Law Project, on behalf of Rights for Women, a legal advocacy group, attempted to remove specific pieces of legislation that were brought in to regulate […]

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There are no bad cars, there are bad manufacturers…

by Mary November 20, 2014 Legal Aid

Vehicle recall is a rather painful process both for car owners and carmakers. Of course, it’s time consuming and not comfortable to take your car for repairs or replacement, however it’s necessary for your family’s safety, especially when some major defects are revealed. So car owner’s motivation is obvious. Now let’s look at the problem […]

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£100 Million+ Shortfall Being Faced By Family Law Firms

by PaulReflect September 2, 2014 Family Law

In the latest family law news, it’s been estimated that high street law firms in charge of legal aid family cases are to face a significant short falls in fees. A huge legal aid funding drop of around £110 million has been predicted. The estimate was supplied by Lawyer Supported Mediation (LSM) after the organisation […]

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Legal aid underspend criticised by Labour

by Harvey Harding December 5, 2013 Legal Aid

The Labour Party has criticised justice secretary Chris Grayling for pressing ahead with legal aid cuts despite an underspend on the budget last year. Shadow justice secretary Sadiq Khan insists the government is wrong to claim legal aid costs too much in a bid to justify cutting £220m from the budget. Mr Khan pointed to […]

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The Court of Protection – Open to the public?

by EdwardHandsandLewis October 24, 2013 Blawg

The new president of the Family Division courts has echoed previous plans to make the Court of Protection open to the public. The plans have been talked about for some time now, and it was reported yesterday that the new president Sir James Munby agreed with the plans. The Court of Protection makes important decisions […]

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Law Training Contracts: What are the Alternatives?

by sophia032 August 2, 2013 Legal Aid

Legal professions and careers are not easy to come by these days. In some instances, it’s not just about the number of jobs posted in the market. The skills and experience required may not match the applicant’s profile, leading to scarcity of options available. For law graduates, this could be disheartening. Fortunately, the evolution of […]

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UK legal aid cuts result in unequal access to justice

by billysexton July 20, 2013 Legal Aid
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Solicitors across the UK are expressing concerns surrounding legal aid cuts, which have been introduced by justice secretary, Chris Grayling. Grayling’s original measures included reducing the number of firms that provide legal aid from 1600 to 400 and not allowing defendants to choose their lawyer. The latter measure in particular received widespread criticism, despite the […]

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What is contentious probate and what does it mean to me?

by EdwardHandsandLewis June 4, 2013 Blawg

Contentious Probate claims are one of the biggest areas of litigation and put simply, are claims challenging the validity of a will when the testator passes away and in some cases, the distribution of the assets in the testator’s estate. The effect of a contested probate claim on beneficiaries and executors cannot be underestimated and […]

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10 Reasons to make a Will

by EdwardHandsandLewis May 7, 2013 Estate Planning

  We know that many people put off making Will as it feels morbid to them, but making a Will is not about planning for death.  It is about securing peace of mind for many years to come knowing that your affairs are in order.  Some clients renew their Wills annually to ensure that they […]

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Limiting Access to Justice: Cost Reforms

by barlowrobbins May 1, 2013 Legal Aid

With the latest cuts to welfare state, and the infamous bedroom tax, Conservatives are still ten points behind the Labour party; not the most popular step ever made by a government in power. Legal aid, like any of the support that the coalition calls ‘something for nothing,’ was inevitably going to feel the sharp end […]

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