JusticeWatch: You’ll never walk alone

Posted by - 29th April 2016

You’ll never walk alone ‘This has been the greatest miscarriage of justice of our times,’ said shadow home secretary Andy Burnham on Tuesday’s morning shortly after the verdicts of unlawful killing. ‘But, finally, it is over. After 27 long years, this is real justice for the 96, their families and all Liverpool supporters.’ ‘What we

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LASPO: the cuts that keep on cutting

Posted by - 4th April 2016

The ‘legal help’ scheme is a third the size of what it was three years after the legal aid cuts and shrinking, according to the Ministry of Justice’s latest figures. The Legal Aid Agency statistics for October to December 2015 – published just ahead of the three year anniversary of the Legal Aid Sentencing and

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Hacking the legal system

Posted by - 18th March 2016

This artcle is by Jimmy Vestbirk and Julia Salasky. Jimmy is the founder of Legal Geek and Julia Salasky is the founder of CrowdJustice The idea of’ ‘hacking the legal system’ may sound frightful – or frightening – for the uninitiated. And perhaps that’s why hackathons, or events where teams of developers, designers and people with industry

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JusticeWatch: Upset, stressed – but never bored

Posted by - 18th March 2016

Upset, stressed – but never bored Jenny Kleeman wrote about ‘the real impact of the legal aid cuts’ on asylum-seekers, migrants and the lawyers who defend them for the New Statesman. Kleeman shadowed Ana Gonzalez, an immigration and asylum lawyer at Wilson Solicitors, ‘a well-respected firm in a field where unscrupulous practitioners have been known

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MoJ to press on with new online processing system despite widespread reports of #CCMSfail

Posted by - 18th March 2016

The Ministry of Justice has confirmed that all legal aid applications must be processed through its new online processing systems from the start of next month despite widespread reports from practitioners of system failure. ‘The current plan is to make all remaining applications mandatory on Client and Costs Management System (CCMS) on April 1, but we are keeping

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Small claims – there’s an app for that

Posted by - 10th March 2016

The Legal Education Foundation (TLEF) has responded to Lord Justice Brigg’s interim report on online courts by suggesting that digital courts be made mobile phone compatible, to keep up with the public’s expectations for easy access and speedy service. Report author, Roger Smith, stated that ‘courts have to take their place in a world where,

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Money raising

Posted by - 23rd February 2016

Legal Sponsored Walks Around 40 “Legal Walk” fundraising events take place each year around the UK (excl. Northern Ireland) and charities that provide free advice services to those in need can use these to raise funds 100% for themselves. The walks are usually 10km, there is no entry fee and no minimum or maximum team

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