Category Archives: Immigration

Why Scotland’s independence would be good for migrants

There are strong socialist arguments against Scottish independence but “no borders” isn’t one of them, writes Taimour Lay. Here lies our land: every airt Beneath swift clouds, glad glints of sun, Belonging to none but itself. We are mere transients, … Continue reading

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Save UK Justice!

Yesterday’s Save Justice demonstration outside the Ministry of Justice brought together thousands of people campaigning to save the vital services provided to some of the most vulnerable in society by legal aid lawyers. Among the speakers was Stephen Knafler QC, … Continue reading

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The Future of Legal Aid – Why we Need to Act Now

Connor Johnston, co-chair of the Young Legal Aid Lawyers, discusses the latest threats to legal aid On 23 April 2013 I gave a short talk at the Westminster Policy Forum on the “future market for publicly funded legal services”. The … Continue reading

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Iraq ten years on

Ten years on from the invasion of Iraq by British and American forces, Jo Wilding recalls her work there, and describes how now as an immigration barrister she meets the victims of the conflict as clients seeking asylum in the … Continue reading

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The Duty to House and Support the Vulnerable

Tim Baldwin summarises a recent noteworthy High Court decision on housing and support for a terminally ill individual In R (Adalberto Jesus de Almeida) v Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea the High Court considered a challenge by a terminally … Continue reading

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Judical Review and Costs: The Latest from the Court of Appeal

Tim Baldwin analyses the decision of the Court of Appeal in M v London Borough of Croydon and its impact on costs in judicial review cases. The negative impact that the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 … Continue reading

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