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Youth court: where expertise matters most

Posted by - 2nd March 2017

Laura Cooper explains why the Youth Justice Legal Centre is on a mission to win proper recognition for lawyers doing this essential work When it comes to criminal law, in my experience, the youth court is where having an expert lawyer really can make a difference – not just to the outcome of the case,

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JusticeWatch: MoJ to relax LASPO domestic violence regime

Posted by - 24th February 2017

MoJ: ‘unwelcome and unnecessary’ KRW Law, the firm representing the Birmingham pub bombing families, accused the Ministry of Justice of an ‘unwelcome and unnecessary’ intervention over the long running dispute about funding. The ministry had told the Birmingham Mail that it was still waiting on its funding application and urged KRW to ‘work with us’. ‘It

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JusticeWatch: The persecution industry

Posted by - 3rd February 2017

The persecution industry For the Daily Mail Phil Shiner’s disgrace – the lawyer was struck off yesterday – was one in the eye for the human rights industry. ‘To this country’s self-righteous legal establishment – which garlanded him with awards – he was a campaigner for justice, and newspaper criticism of him was just ‘media-manufactured vilification’,’

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They’re lawyers, get them out of here

Posted by - 19th January 2017

If young people are to understand their rights and obtain access to justice, we need to keep the legal profession at arm’s length, says Youth Access head of policy and development James Kenrick ‘Lawyers are the last people who should be delivering public legal education to young people.’ This was a common view among the

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Haringey Law Centre receives much needed funds from City

Posted by - 18th January 2017

A north London law centre has received a much needed fundraising boost from City law firms. The City of London Solicitors’ Company has pledged to commit £10,000 a year for the next three years to support Haringey Law Centre’s ‘Dealing with Debt’ project. As Haringey’s new development officer Miranda Grell explains in an article for LegalVoice, the

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The will to survive

Posted by - 15th January 2017

Despite losing all its funding, Haringey Law Centre has managed to keep its doors open, says new recruit Miranda Grell All law centres learn to live with financial uncertainty but Haringey Law Centre has faced more funding difficulties than most. Between May and December 2016, the centre in north London had no income whatsoever. Prior

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IT changes bring hope – and hype

Posted by - 5th January 2017

Legal aid will never be restored to former levels, which means technology will be increasingly vital for access to justice, predicts Roger Smith. This is the first of a series on technology and access to justice. Content will be based on a website supported by the Legal Education Foundation as a resource for those interested

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