Law Society blog - Legal aid
Here are all the posts tagged with "Legal aid".
12 July 2018
The start of the parliamentary week had the Treasury Sub-Committee scheduled to take evidence on the conduct of tax enquiries and resolution of tax disputes with representations being made by Reed Smith LLP and Capital Law.
05 July 2018
Last week, Richard Atkinson, Co-Chair of the Law Society’s Criminal Law Committee, gave evidence on the Counter Terrorism and Border Security Bill and set out our concerns around access to a lawyer and new powers to seize privileged material.
14 June 2018
Yesterday in the House of Lords, the Law Society’s Executive Director of External Affairs, Robert Khan, gave oral evidence to the Lord Liaison Committee’s review of Lords’ committees and made important points on pre and post legislative scrutiny and the role of the committees in examining secondary legislation post Brexit.
16 May 2018
This week in the House of Lords, Dr Helena Raulus, Head of the UK Law Societies' Joint Brussels Office will give evidence to the EU Justice Sub-Committee on Brexit and civil justice co-operation.
02 May 2018
I had decided, from quite a young age, that I would like to be a solicitor. I saw it as a well-respected profession and felt that the role comprised a set of skills that would stay with me throughout my working life.
13 December 2017
Access to justice is a fundamental principle of democratic societies, which shapes much of our work. Whether it is our work supporting pro bono initiatives, or our campaigning on legal aid deserts, we work tirelessly to ensure the justice system is accessible to all.
04 April 2017
Legal Walks happen through the year and throughout the country. The London Legal Walk is only 6 weeks away. Have you got your team in place and began your fundraising? If not, now’s the time. Bob Nightingale offers his top tips.
05 January 2017
In the first in a series on the key issues concerning solicitors in 2017, Robert Bourns looks at threats to access to justice.
07 November 2016
Alexandra Cardenas discusses the third reading of the Investigatory Powers Bill and the strengthening of legal professional privilege.
17 October 2016
Alexandra Cardenas takes a look at the latest Brexit-related events and the implications for the UK justice system.
05 May 2016
The proposed plans to increase tribunal fees, the success of the Rights of Women legal challenge and progress on the UN Business and Human Rights principles - these are just a few of the highlighted issues in this month's president's blog.
27 April 2016
Bob Nightingale explains how London’s solicitors are helping the poorest and most vulnerable people in the region.
22 April 2016
Alexandra Cardenas discusses the legal aid residence test and the judicial review challenge to domestic violence evidence requirements.
04 April 2016
With parliament in recess, Alexandra Cardenas highlights the latest legal aid statistics and provides an update on court closures.
25 February 2016
This month, Jonathan Smithers updates you on the government's consultation on separating regulators from representative bodies, the Ministry of Justice court closures, his recent appearance in front of the justice select committee, and the end of two-tier criminal legal aid contracts.
29 January 2016
Richard Messingham considers the scrapping of the controversial duty contracts scheme for criminal legal aid.
26 November 2015
Jonathan Smithers shares how you can find out more about how we will be representing, promoting and supporting members following the launch of our new strategy.He also talks about the latest updates on the recommended minimum salary for trainee solicitors, criminal legal aid duty contracts and the justice committee's report on the criminal courts charge.
13 November 2015
Richard Messingham considers the difficult choices ahead for both George Osborne and David Cameron.
11 November 2015
Sarah Austin reflects on her background and discusses her contribution to the Supreme Court's Magna Carta exhibition.
29 October 2015
Jonathan Smithers reflects on his first 100 days and the annual Law Society Excellence Awards that took place on 22 October. He also discusses problems with criminal legal aid contracts.Looking forward to the month ahead, he talks about the impact that solicitors’ pro bono work has, as National Pro Bono Week takes place during the first week of November.