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A report by Transform Justice suggests that miscarriages of justice and long delays in the criminal justice system are becoming more common.
The Law Society has responded to the ministerial statement on civil legal aid.
We are looking for members' views on what features of accreditation are most important and useful.
Attempts by the government to introduce a residence test for anyone claiming legal aid have been dismissed in a unanimous Supreme Court ruling.
Solicitors, barristers, members of the judiciary and law students will be walking through central London, raising money for the London Legal Support ...
Mandatory use of the LAA client and cost management system is to go ahead on Friday despite recent technical problems with the LAA Online Portal ...
The Law Society has raised concerns with the LAA about their crime online portal. The LAA have responded with the following update.
Ahsan Khan, a solicitor with Shoosmiths LLP, describes his experience of pro bono work.
Those who lack mental capacity must have access to independent representation in court hearings about their personal liberty, the Court of ...
The challenge brought by Rights of Women against the government's harsh evidence test for victims of domestic violence to access legal aid has been ...
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Free CPD event - 1 June 2016
This seminar will examine developments in the law relating to the partial defences to murder of loss of control and diminished responsibility.
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