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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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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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JusticeWatch: More delay on LASPO review

Posted by - 9th March 2018

Long awaited – but much delayed The government’s long-awaited LASPO review is ‘unlikely to be finished by the summer as promised’, reported the Law Society’s Gazette. The Lord Chancellor, David Gauke told the Commons justice committee that the summer recess deadline was ‘an ambitious timetable – and I think I want to look at whether

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Second cohort of Justice First Fellows graduate

Posted by - 22nd February 2018

The second cohort of nine Justice First Fellows graduated from the scheme earlier this month, after completing their legal training and qualifying as solicitors. The fellowship scheme was launched in 2014 by the grant-giving charity The Legal Education Foundation in response to the fall in numbers of training places available in the legal aid sector.

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JusticeWatch: Behold the ‘majesty’ of our courts…

Posted by - 16th February 2018

Neglected dumps Court users have been reassured that a video hearings pilot will uphold ‘the majesty‘ of our courts. Apparently, the pilot kicks off with tax appeals this spring. HM Courts & Tribunals Service said it was ‘working closely with the judiciary to ensure the majesty of a physical courtroom will be upheld’. This prompted some cynicism

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#LALY18: Nominations now open

Posted by - 12th February 2018

Nominations for the this year’s Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards are now open. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on July, 17. The deadline for nominations is April 10 (here) and this year will feature a practice manager award. ‘For the first time this year, we are introducing an award specifically

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