Category Archives: Legal Aid

What legal aid is still available for work undertaken on welfare benefits post-LASPO?

Desmond Rutledge examines the availability of public funding for welfare benefits cases in the Upper Tribunal and by way of judicial review. The proposal to remove legal aid for welfare benefits cases In November 2010, the Government published Proposals for … Continue reading

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A Call to Arms: Why we Must Hold the Line

Sam Parham and Jo Cecil explain why voting ‘yes’ in the CBA ballot is a key step in the fight to save UK justice. “The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling … Continue reading

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The disturbing conflict at the heart of British justice

Catherine Oborne discusses the reasons behind today’s lawyers’ strike and explains why the Lord Chancellor must retain an independent voice to speak up for the rule of law.  Today, lawyers go on strike for the second time since January.  The battle … Continue reading

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Transforming Legal Aid: Next Steps – Consultation Response by Garden Court Chambers

Garden Court Chambers have formulated the below response to the Ministry of Justice consultation document ‘Transforming Legal Aid: Next Steps.” The response reiterates Chambers’ strong opposition to the cuts to legal aid. Introduction Garden Court Chambers is one of the … Continue reading

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