Tag Archives: Legal Aid

Assault on Legal Aid

Reposted from Politics Home At long last ladies and gentlemen, we have an effective opposition party after years in the tory lite wilderness. Jeremy Corbyn has announced a review into what he dubs the Government’s “assault on legal aid”. Changes brought in … Continue reading

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why are all these lawyers on strike?

Reposted from Channel 4 fact check As someone who represented themselves as a litigant in person in a civil action against the police, I can tell you it was far from easy. I class myself as reasonably intelligent, but it was … Continue reading

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Slump in tribunal cases prompts review calls

Reposted from the Law Gazette I do not think the issue fee of £250 is the main problem as there is a fee remission process and some firms could even loan this to the client. The problem is the hearing … Continue reading

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Rise of unrepresented litigants

We knew this would happen didn’t we? As the article says, it’s false economy because cases now take longer.  No justice for you if you’re low paid eh! A rise in the number of people representing themselves in person at … Continue reading

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Barristers and solicitors walk out over cuts to legal aid fees

Reposted from Guardian Society Chris Grayling, the justice secretary. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Criminal courts across England and Wales will be severely disrupted on Monday morning when barristers and solicitors stage an unprecedented mass walkout in protest at government plans to slash legal aid fees by up … Continue reading

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