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Court of Appeal

Exceptional case legal aid

18 December 2014

The Court of Appeal ruled that the government’s guidance on exceptional case funding for legal aid in immigration cases is unlawful.

Court of Appeal

Savile compensation scheme

18 December 2014

The Court of Appeal sanctioned a compensation scheme set up for victims of the late Jimmy Savile.

Homeless person

Supreme Court homeless appeals

16 December 2014By Giles Peaker

Three landmark appeals being heard this week should clarify who is ‘vulnerable’ and entitled to priority rehousing by local authorities.

Foetal alcohol syndrome case

Foetal alcohol syndrome case dismissed

15 December 2014

The Court of Appeal has ruled that a child born with foetal alcohol syndrome is not legally entitled to compensation after her mother drank excessively while pregnant.

Lord Chief Justice Lord Thomas

Lee Rigby killers lose legal challenges

10 December 2014

Two men found guilty of the murder of soldier Lee Rigby in May last year have been refused leave to appeal.

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Parliament and Thames

Everywhere and nowhere

1 December 2014

Policymakers pay little heed to the technology that attends law reform.

London City

Gainfully employed

17 November 2014

In-house lawyers are adept at managing structural change.

Elisabeth Davies

Friends in high places

10 November 2014

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you must accept a lesser duty of care.


There is no substitute for legal welfare

3 November 2014

Pro bono cannot replace legal aid.

US Department of Justice

Getting tough on bribery

27 October 2014

The US sees honest conduct as ‘pro-business’.

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Jonathan Goldsmith

When governments shame lawyers

19 December 2014By

In criticising the Al-Sweady lawyers the government is flouting international standards. 


Human rights in parallel universes

18 December 2014By

Solicitor general assures us that rights are safe in this government's hands.  

Steve Hynes

Counting the cost of cuts

17 December 2014By Steve Hynes

There are many knock-on consequences of civil legal aid cuts, as a recent National Audit Office report notes.

Monidipa Fouzder

Flexible working success

17 December 2014By

Lawyers among top 50 business leaders who work part time.

Eduardo Reyes

Law and art

16 December 2014By

In an era concerned with wellbeing, lawyers could express themselves by picking up a paintbrush.

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