Posts Tagged ‘Legal Aid’

Judge of the Week: Guess Who? (via Researching Reform)

29/06/2011

Judge of the Week: Guess Who? It’s no secret that at Researching Reform our favourite family judge is Lady Hale for she never disappoints and this week she has done it again – she is, once more, our Judge of the Week. In her speech at the Sir Henry Hodge Memorial Lecture, Lady Hale highlighted the severe impact the proposed legal aid cuts will have on the most vulnerable members of society and equally significantly, observes that the cuts will not only alienate those who need … Read More

via Researching Reform

Client complaints – the Untouchable Syndrome (via Lawyer Watch)

12/06/2011

YouGov's research into First-Tier Complaints Handling for the Legal Services Board has been published. It's a generally depressing read. The report looks at users of legal services who were dissatisfied with the service they received and whether and how they complained. In particular, its aim is to ascertain whether the introduction of the Legal Ombudsman has had a significant impact on complaints handling and, in particular, whether the professi … Read More

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Gov Written Answer – #wco Legal Aid (Justice: Legal Aid: Families)

07/05/2011

Patel, Priti raised and interesting point.

Subject(s): Legal Aid; CAFCASS; Childcare; Equality; Family Courts; Justice; Money; NRP Rights; Parenting

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much was spent on legal aid in cases relating to child access arrangements in each of the last five years.

Comment by #wco: £52 million per year .. a large amount could be saved if NRP’s could get the same support as PWC’s and afforded systematic backup to continue their relationship with their child(ren) when the PWC decides to stop access.

Other contacts: Djanogly, Jonathan

More information can be seen at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2011-05-05a.53866.h

Published: 05/05/2011 12:00:00
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Gov Written Answer – #wco Legal Aid (Justice: Legal Aid: Families)

07/05/2011

Patel, Priti raised and interesting point.

Subject(s): Legal Aid; Childcare; Family Courts; Equality; NRP Rights; Parenting; CAFCASS

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much funding has been provided to (a) mothers and (b) fathers in legal aid for cases (i) in the family courts and (ii) involving the Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service in each of the last five years.

Comment by #wco:

Other contacts: Djanogly, Jonathan

More information can be seen at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2011-05-05a.53865.h

Published: 05/05/2011 12:00:00
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Gov Written Answer – #wco Legal Aid (Justice: Legal Aid)

07/05/2011

McCartney, Karl raised and interesting point.

Subject(s): Legal Aid; CAFCASS; Childcare; Family Courts; Justice; Parenting; Relationships; Scrutiny

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans he has for the funding of disbursements in (a) clinical negligence, (b) family law and (c) child care cases after such cases are withdrawn from the scope of legal aid.

Comment by #wco:

Other contacts: Djanogly, Jonathan

More information can be seen at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2011-05-04a.53217.h

Published: 04/05/2011 12:00:00
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Gov Written Answer – #wco Legal Aid (Justice: Legal Aid)

07/05/2011

Green, Kate raised and interesting point.

Subject(s): Legal Aid; Family Courts; Justice; Relationships; Scrutiny

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what consideration he has given to the retention of legal aid in private family law proceedings for parties assessed as unsuitable for mediation where the issue of domestic violence does not arise.

Comment by #wco:

Other contacts: Djanogly, Jonathan

More information can be seen at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2011-05-04a.52776.h

Published: 04/05/2011 12:00:00
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Gov Written Answer – #wco Legal Aid (Justice: Legal Aid)

28/04/2011

Khan, Sadiq raised and interesting point.

Subject(s): Legal Aid; Family Courts; Justice; Money; NRP Rights

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice

(1) with reference to his Department’s impact assessment on the Green Paper on legal aid reform, in which year the total number of legal aid cases cited as the baseline figure for this assessment were brought;

(2) if he will calibrate the figures in his Department’s impact assessment on proposed changes to legal aid on the basis of March 2010 data;

(3) how many people will lose access to civil legal aid as a result of the proposals in the Green Paper, Proposals for the Reform of Legal Aid in England and Wales;

(4) what criteria his Department used to calculate the number of people that would lose access to legal aid under the proposals in the Green Paper, Proposals for the Reform of Legal Aid in England and Wales;

(5) how many people will be affected by changes proposed in the November 2010 Green Paper, Proposals for the Reform of Legal Aid in England and Wales.

Comment by #wco:

Other contacts: Djanogly, Jonathan

More information can be seen at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2011-03-29a.49358.h

Published: 29/03/2011 12:00:00
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Gov Written Answer – #wco Legal Aid (Justice: Legal Advice and Assistance: Telephone Services)

19/03/2011

Offord, Matthew raised an interesting point.

Subject(s): Legal Aid; Equality; Family Courts; Justice; NRP Rights

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether his Department has assessed the merits of providing telephone legal advice on certain family law matters in order to divert individuals away from the courts to alternative routes such as mediation.

Comment by #wco:

Other contacts: Djanogly, Jonathan

More information can be read at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2011-03-01a.42830.h

Published: 01/03/2011 12:00:00
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Consultation – #wco Legal Aid (Proposals for the Reform of Legal Aid in England and Wales – The judiciary’s co-ordinated response)

24/02/2011

Somebody raised an interesting point.

Subject(s): Legal Aid; Family Courts; Justice; Money; NRP Rights; Scrutiny

The judiciary’s co-ordinated response to the Government’s legal aid consultation paper is published today. It was drawn up by a sub-committee of the Judges’ Council (the body which represents all levels of the judiciary, and is chaired by the Lord Chief Justice).

The responses from the Council of Circuit Judges and from the President of the Social Entitlement Chamber of the Tribunals Service are also published today and are available [below].

Comment by #wco:

Other contacts:

More information can be read at:
http://www.judiciary.gov.uk/media/media-releases/2011/responses-proposals-for-the-reform-of-legal-aid

Published: 24/02/2011 10:00:00
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Gov Written Answer – #wco Legal Aid (Justice: Legal Aid Scheme: Litigants in Person)

20/02/2011

Griffith, Nia raised an interesting point.

Subject(s): Legal Aid; Family Courts; Solicitors

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate his Department has made of the effects of the implementation of his proposed changes to the legal aid scheme on the number of litigants in person involved in court proceedings; and what assessment he has made of the effects of any change in the number of such litigants on the costs of HM Courts Service.

Comment by #wco:

Other contacts: Djanogly, Jonathan

More information can be read at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2011-02-17a.41380.h

Published: 17/02/2011 12:00:00
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