JustinCash

18 Flips | 2 Magazines | 3 Followers | @JustinCash | MA Investigative Journalism student at City University, London. Reporter for Legal Aid Watch.

Birmingham Law Society warns of more law firm closures if legal aid cuts go ahead

A city solicitor has warned hundreds of law firms across the UK face the prospect of closure if swingeing cuts to criminal legal aid are implemented …

Letters: Legal aid cuts will deny justice for all

I have worked as a criminal barrister since 2007. I am 31 years old, state-school educated and from a single-parent family. I became a legal aid …

Legal Aid Agency delays rollout of online working

The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) has delayed the launch of online working for civil cases, days before the planned national rollout.<p>The agency had come …

Immigration

Lawyers Behaving Badly: Firms employing misconduct solicitors still get legal aid

<b>Law firms with solicitors who have been found guilty of professional misconduct are still receiving millions in legal aid, according to a BBC investigation.</b><p>It found that 33 solicitors guilty of misconduct such as dishonesty, are working for firms eligible to claim public funds through legal aid …

Legal aid cuts endanger FCA insider-trading trial

Defendants in a high-profile insider-trading case could move to block their trial proceeding because of an abuse of process, a judge hearing their …

Declining crime rates will 'save £80m a year in legal aid'

Declining crime rates in Britain will deliver savings of more than £80m a year on the government's criminal legal aid bill without the need of further cuts, according to an economic report commissioned by the Law Society.<p>The figures are revealed in the organisation's Law Society Gazette a week …

How legal aid cuts are harming the voiceless and most vulnerable

Increasingly, some of the most vulnerable people in our society, such as young people in care, the homeless and migrants, are being forced to …

Woolf on the "transforming" potential of Low Commission recommendations

A former lord chief justice called on politicians to back the recommendations of the Low Commission which last week made the case for an extra £100m …

Legal Aid

Legal aid cut threat to family mediation drive

The government’s troubled family mediation policy is set to hit crisis point as divorce cases begun before April 2013’s legal aid cuts reach their …

Mediation

Don’t just sit there: Hughes wants helpers from bench

Judiciary

Befriending scheme is a lifeline for the elderly

To befriend someone is 'to act as a friend to someone, and to offer assistance or provide comfort at a time of loss. Or just to smile and say …

Andy Slaughter MP

I am grateful beyond words for the trust and confidence shown by the election result on Thursday. I will do my best to live up to the high …

United Kingdom

Shepherd’s Bush Town Centre West Regeneration Scheme

<b>Note</b>: we have now posted and sent our final comments on this scheme.<p>A consultation opened on 9th September 2013 and will close on 6th October 2013 …