Barrister LIZ DAVIES examines how unjust Tory laws are destroying vulnerable people’s lives
Wednesday 24th Feb 2016
posted by Morning Star in Features
Judges declare requirement of proof before legal aid is invalid
Friday 19th Feb 2016
posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain
LAWYERS in Manchester launched a free legal advice centre yesterday to counter the effects of the government’s vicious attack on legal aid.
The Tories removed legal aid eligibility from many areas of civil law in 2012, including huge parts of family, employment and education law,...
Thursday 4th Feb 2016
posted by Morning Star in Britain
GREEN MP Caroline Lucas will call on the government today to reinstate legal aid to help refugee families reunite amid the escalating refugee crisis.
The Brighton Pavilion MP is demanding a widening of the legal definition of the family so that it can include children over 18,...
Thursday 22nd Oct 2015
JEREMY CORBYN appointed former barrister and minister Lord Bach yesterday to head an immediate review into the Tories’ damaging cuts in legal aid over the last five years.
The Labour leader accused the government of launching an assault on fair access to justice, with...
Wednesday 23rd Sep 2015
LAWYERS, union activists and campaigners met in Manchester last night to counter the government’s onslaught on funding for law centres and legal aid by opening an independent free advice centre.
The Tory attack has left thousands of poorer people in Greater Manchester with no...
Wednesday 9th Sep 2015
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
PRISONERS will be able to challenge cuts to legal aid after the policy was judged “inherently unfair” by the Court of Appeal yesterday.
Two charities acting on behalf of vulnerable inmates won permission to apply for a judicial review of the cuts.
A High Court...
Wednesday 29th Jul 2015
posted by Joana Ramiro in Britain
Wigs thrown aside in defiance of Gove’s divide and rule
Tuesday 28th Jul 2015
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
Lawyers rally demanding Gove scrap planned cuts
Thursday 23rd Jul 2015
SOLICITORS will be swapping the bench for the streets today to protest once again against the cuts to legal aid following their three weeks of boycotts.
Thousands of Britain’s lawyers have been refusing to process new legal aid work since July 1 in defiance against the...
Wednesday 22nd Jul 2015