UK criminal justice

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Manchester MP to write to minister over ‘guilty by association’ verdicts
Lucy Powell raises with Dominic Raab case of young black men jailed after taking part in a group chat

Helen Pidd North of England editor

04, Jul, 2022 @5:00 AM

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London lawyers refuse legal aid jobs in dispute over fees
Cases rejected include assaults on health workers and harrassment offences

Jon Ungoed-Thomas

03, Jul, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Criminal barristers’ pay offer in the dock | Letter
Letter: Their average earnings are less than half those of a GP, says Andrew Gore

Letters

01, Jul, 2022 @4:49 PM

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‘The system is in crisis’: barristers make their case as strike begins
Outside Manchester crown court, legal workers bemoan low pay and an ‘unsustainable’ justice system

Safi Bugel and Helen Pidd

27, Jun, 2022 @2:07 PM

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Criminal barristers begin strike in row over legal aid fees
The CBA says the offer of a 15% uplift in fees is insufficient and is calling for a 25% rise to make up for years of funding cuts

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

27, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Why are criminal barristers in England and Wales striking and what will be the impact?
The series of strikes over a legal aid funding row comes amid a huge backlog of cases in the crown courts

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

27, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘I wouldn’t have the money to pay a lawyer’: tenants left without means to sue rogue landlords
New rules on fixed recoverable legal costs mean solicitors will no longer be able to afford to take on housing cases

Hannah Fearn

26, Jun, 2022 @8:00 AM

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A criminal record should not be a life sentence | Letters
Letters: David Wacks on youth convictions and cautions, John Hughes on the need to delete records of minor offences from decades ago, and a magistrate on the need for DBS reform

Letters

23, Jun, 2022 @5:01 PM

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The Guardian view on criminal record checks: the case for second chances | Editorial
Editorial: Rules that force people to disclose decades-old convictions, including for non-violent offences, should be changed

Editorial

21, Jun, 2022 @5:22 PM

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Thousands in England and Wales locked out of jobs because of mistakes in youth, campaigners say
Exclusive: more than a third of childhood offences on DBS certificates happened over 40 years ago

Emily Dugan

21, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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‘We were just rowdy 16-year-olds’: how a police caution blighted a career
Now 31, woman tells of shying away from teaching jobs because of criminal record checks flagging up minor incident

Emily Dugan

21, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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UK summer of unrest? Strikes in the air from barristers to NHS
Several professions could be about to follow rail workers in striking, but reasons and plans vary

Peter Walker Political correspondent

20, Jun, 2022 @2:45 PM

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