Legal aid

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‘No alternative’ to new walkouts in legal aid dispute, says QC
Barrister who led 2014 strike in England and Wales says further industrial action looks likely

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

22, Nov, 2021 @10:11 AM

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Policing bill will deepen racial and gender disparities, say experts
More than 600 health, social work and education professionals write to home secretary over ‘oppressive’ bill

Aamna Mohdin and Alexandra Topping

13, Sep, 2021 @5:01 AM

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Priti Patel rattles the handcuffs – but the Tories have lost control of law and order | Polly Toynbee
Justice in England and Wales is on its knees, says the Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

06, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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When I was losing my young son, the Human Rights Act gave us a lifeline | Craig Mathieson
The act, plus legal aid, helped my family to secure the help we desperately needed. Attempts to undermine it put us all at risk, says campaigner Craig Mathieson

Craig Mathieson

26, Jun, 2021 @10:00 AM

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The Guardian view on Hillsborough: unjust to the bitter end | Editorial
Editorial: The families’ determination made them a beacon for other campaigners. But while they forced the truth into the open, the courts let them down


27, May, 2021 @5:38 PM

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Is a party that sells police stations to criminals so very tough on crime? | Nick Cohen
Far from defending the police and justice system, the Tories have ruinously defunded them

Nick Cohen

10, Apr, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Crown court backlog has reached 'crisis levels', report warns
Delays likely to disproportionately affect black and minority ethnic young people, says Lords committee

Haroon Siddique

29, Mar, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Covid has undermined chronically under-funded justice system
Analysis: coronavirus has exacerbated the crisis facing courts but political consensus on the way forward remains elusive

Owen Bowcott Legal affairs correspondent

10, Jan, 2021 @5:16 PM

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MoJ drops wealth rule that denied legal aid to victims of domestic abuse
‘Imaginary capital’ rules for home ownership falsely inflated wealth and deprived people of help

Owen Bowcott Legal affairs correspondent

18, Dec, 2020 @5:20 PM

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Labour says 34,000 denied legal aid for domestic abuse claims since 2012
Research suggests vulnerable individuals have been deprived of around £200m in legal support

Owen Bowcott Legal affairs correspondent

09, Dec, 2020 @7:01 PM

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Lawyers denied access to asylum seekers in Kent barracks
Exclusive: Solicitors firm says clients need advice on asylum claims, removals and conditions at the site

Jamie Grierson Home affairs correspondent

07, Dec, 2020 @7:00 AM

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The Conservatives are hollowing the state and consolidating power: democracy is at stake | Andrew Fisher
While Michael Gove quotes Marxist theorists, his party is undermining the liberal principles of truth, fairness and accountability, writes former Labour adviser Andrew Fisher

Andrew Fisher

30, Nov, 2020 @6:00 AM

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