Striking down employment tribunal fees is a victory for the tens of thousands of people denied their rights at work.
The emergency discretionary fund established for victims of the Grenfell Tower fire will be disregarded when the government assesses means for legal aid.
Four years ago, the then government implemented the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO). Hundreds of thousands of people who were eligible for legal aid on 31 March 2013 became ineligible the very next day.
Cuts to legal aid spending have denied justice to the most vulnerable in society, hit the public purse and damaged the foundation of our justice system.
Guidance published today reminds criminal legal aid solicitors of their obligations under the legal aid contract to undertake certain work.
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.
President of the Law Society has written to Sir Oliver Heald MP to raise concerns over the LAA's process of issuing the 2017 crime contracts.
The case for introducing further cuts to criminal legal aid fees has not been made, the Law Society today insisted as it responded to a key Ministry of Justice consultation.
The Law Society has responded to the MoJ consultation on LGS reform.
Karen Dovaston of Jefferies Essex LLP, Southend-on-Sea, Essex discusses the recent announcement that the five-year limit on evidence of domestic violence will be removed.
This accreditation scheme covers the representation of patients in all proceedings before the first-tier tribunal.
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