CRIMINAL law firms will refuse to take on legal aid-funded cases in protest against “untenable” cuts that came into force yesterday, lawyers warned.
Lawyers argue that the government’s attack on legal aid funding is pushing the criminal justice system into meltdown,...
Thursday 2nd Jul 2015
posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain
by Lamiat Sabin
A FATHER was forced to spend £2,000 that he had saved for his critically ill son’s funeral on a court battle with hospital bosses due to legal aid cuts, it was revealed yesterday.
The man, whose 18-year-old son was refused more chemotherapy...
Wednesday 27th May 2015
posted by Morning Star in Britain
LEGAL professionals should brace themselves to be branded the “enemies of justice,” previous victims of Michael Gove said yesterday after he was named the Tories new Justice Secretary.
Teachers’ hostility towards the former education secretary rocketed when he topped...
Monday 11th May 2015
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
It is both immoral and a false economy to limit people’s access to justice, writes LIZ DAVIES
Wednesday 25th Mar 2015
posted by Morning Star in Features
Justice Minister Chris Grayling humiliated by MPs’ findings
Thursday 12th Mar 2015
posted by Joana Ramiro in Britain
The mother of a disabled man made to represent herself in court vowed to challenge a judge’s ruling yesterday.
The woman was told she had used “undue influence” on her son so that he refused to take psychiatric drugs and electro-convulsive therapy.
Legal aid cuts meted out by the Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition have resulted in “gross unfairness” for parents involved in disputes over children, according to Mr Justice Mostyn.
The High Court judge could have gone further. The removal of financial support...
posted by Morning Star in Editorial
More than 620,000 people have been deprived of justice since the coalition’s legal aid cuts came into force, a new union report published today says.
According to Unite and Goldsmiths University collected data, the government reforms have shifted the costs of legal aid.
Wednesday 11th Mar 2015
Legal aid cuts were rushed through without understanding the implications for access to justice, MPs warned today.
Budget changes intended to cut £300 million from the £940m civil legal aid budget were made with “no evidence in many areas and without making good use...
Wednesday 4th Feb 2015
Cuts to legal aid have shut dozens of contact centres which help children maintain relationships with separated parents
Monday 19th Jan 2015