Why Conservatives must fight for legal aid

Posted by - 13th June 2018

The UK’s legal sector is a precious national asset – a jewel in our national crown, writes Alex Chalk MP. Respected internationally, it is worth over £25 billion to the British economy. It is a key export sector too, as foreign companies routinely choose this jurisdiction to settle their commercial disputes. That in turn has helped

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Duty Solicitors: How to lift the 14 hours curse

Posted by - 6th June 2018

The purpose of this article is to help Duty Solicitors retain their status and to avoid LAA recoupments. We include real experiences of firms and outcomes. The fact is that most duty solicitors do on average undertake 14 hours per week, but many do not time record properly and some who believe they are not

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Privacy Notice

Posted by - 25th May 2018

LegalVoice and your Personal Information It’s important that as of 25th May, you know that the way we look after your personal data satisfies the new rules under the Europe-wide General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) about the way we collect and hold your information came into force. As a result of GDPR, we have updated

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JusticeWatch: Barristers step back from the brink

Posted by - 25th May 2018

Barristers step back from the brink Barristers called off an escalation of their two month dispute with the government over legal aid funding after the MoJ offered an extra £15m on Thursday, reported the FT here. The Criminal Bar Association suspended its action until June 12 after David Gauke, the justice minister, ‘offered an additional

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Tony Rice

The real Daniel Blake – and why stories matter

Posted by - 24th April 2018

‘Justice must be done, not just be seen to be done.’ Words fitting for the Justice Alliance’s Vigil for Justice demo last week, only they came from one of my judges in Friday’s possession list. The landlord wanted to evict even though the tenant was in prison. She had asked to attend the hearing, but

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Making the most of volunteers

Posted by - 12th April 2018

Suffolk Law Centre has a small team of paid staff, but support from an army of local volunteer lawyers means it can offer the widest range of services to clients. Audrey Ludwig explains its approach Suffolk Law Centre has only 10 paid staff, mostly part time, and 10 times that number of volunteers – luckily

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