CHARLOTTE HUGHES pays tribute to Caroline Sheridan whose activism helped pave the way for legal rights for women – but these rights are now in danger thanks to Tory cuts to legal aid
Wednesday 12th Apr 2017
posted by Morning Star in Features
by Felicity Collier
CUTS to legal aid for prisoners were ruled “inherently unfair” in a landmark court victory yesterday.
Two charities, the Howard League for Penal Reform and the Prisoners’ Advice Service (PAS), had challenged the removal of legal...
Tuesday 11th Apr 2017
posted by Morning Star in Britain
DEEP cuts to legal aid have reduced publicly funded justice to “carnage,” a senior barrister said yesterday.
Andrew Langdon QC, chairman of the Bar Council which represents barristers in England and Wales, says repairs to the system are needed after cuts of more than 40 per...
Thursday 30th Mar 2017
Money Saving Expert says GPs are charging up to £300 for a letter of support
Wednesday 30th Nov 2016
posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain
FAMILIES of the victims killed in the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings have finally been granted legal aid just days before an inquest proceedings into the suspected IRA terror attacks is due to start.
The bombings, which killed 21 people and injured 182 others, and the subsequent...
Friday 28th Oct 2016
posted by Paddy McGuffin in Britain
THE doors finally opened this week on Manchester’s answer the vicious Tory cuts to legal aid.
Moss Side’s Greater Manchester Law Centre (GMLC) will offer free legal advice and representation for people denied it, especially those disproportionately hit by the cuts,...
Thursday 27th Oct 2016
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
A LEADING human rights law firm which took up hundreds of claims of atrocities by British troops in Iraq has been stripped of legal aid funding.
Birmingham-based Public Interest Lawyers (PIL) will no longer receive public money after the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) ruled that it had not met...
Friday 5th Aug 2016
Lack of solicitors offering housing advice affects many areas
Friday 29th Jul 2016
LAWYERS reacted to the government’s butchery of legal aid by clubbing together yesterday to launch their own law centre offering support to those in need.
The lawyers in Manchester hope to inspire others across Britain to do the same to restore access to legal advice to people...
Saturday 30th Apr 2016
LAWYERS who successfully represented a former teacher against her politician ex-husband have said yesterday that legal aid cuts would have meant their client was unable to obtain justice.
The family court found last week that Matthew Kyeremeh, a councillor on Croydon Borough Council,...
Friday 1st Apr 2016