Event: is prison too soft?

Posted by - 30th April 2012

TICKETS AVAILABLE: The Prisoners Advice Service is having its annual debate later this month at the City law firm Lovells. It is part of the JusticeGap series and the second time PAS has teamed up with www.thejusticegap.com. You can read a conversation between Jonathan Aitken and Frances Crook promoting last year’s debate in the Guardian

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Legal aid bill concessions

Posted by - 20th April 2012

Ministers backed down on controversial plans to make it harder for victims of domestic violence to claim legal aid; but otherwise refused to bow to all but three of the 11 amendments. On Tuesday night MPs debated the amendments made to the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill during its passage through the

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One in four complaints about lawyers to do with costs

Posted by - 8th April 2012

‘Cost’ was the single most common cause of complaints from clients about their lawyers, according to a new report published Legal Ombudsman. It found that in ‘20% to 25%’ of all its investigations consumers felt they had been ‘over-charged, confused, or surprised’ at the costs. The legal ombudsman Adam Sampson warned lawyers that they ‘must

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