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Funding and legal aid

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A right to justice? The Bach Commission Final Report

The Bach Commission on Access to Justice was founded at the end of 2015 to develop realistic but radical proposals with cross-party appeal for re-establishing the right to justice in England and Wales as a fundamental public entitlement, equivalent to entitlement to education or healthcare. This post gives brief overview of the Commission’s recently published final … Continue reading

Research opportunity: Impact of LASPO

The Equality and Human Rights Commission is looking to commission research examining the effect of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders (LASPO) Act 2012 on those people who are no longer eligible for legal aid. The project seeks to answer the following research questions: What are the different routes that individuals take in search … Continue reading

What’s new in administrative justice, October 2017

UK Parliament The Data Protection Bill has had its second reading in the House of Lords. The Bill will repeal and replace the Data Protection Act 1998; update the UK’s data protection regime; and help to ensure that the UK and EU regimes are aligned following the UK’s departure from the EU. The Government has … Continue reading

What’s new in administrative justice, April 2017

UK Parliament The Justice Committee has published a report on the implications of Brexit for the justice system. The Committee welcomed the Government’s intention to maintain cooperation with the EU on criminal justice and recommended that it should also seek to replicate existing civil law measures as closely as possible. It further recommended that the … Continue reading

What’s new in administrative justice, February 2017

UK Parliament The “Brexit Bill” has completed its passage through the House of Commons. The Bill, which would give permission to the Prime Minister to invoke Article 50, thus triggering the process of Britain’s exit from the EU, was passed unamended. Second reading in the House of Lords is scheduled to begin on 20 February. … Continue reading