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Description: Desert island

The horror of watching the Hillsborough disaster unfold live on TV has never left Cris McCurley, and witnessing the ensuing fight for justice has...

Civil justice
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On the day after Labour’s election victory, the social justice community gathered for its annual celebration of the work of legal aid lawyers....

Legal aid
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When a doctor in the NHS said to me recently that the justice system has suffered worse cuts than the health service, it gave me a glimmer of hope...

Civil justice
Description: Postcard from North Wales

It’s manifesto season, which prompts Katherine Adams to set out her own practical proposals for boosting the number of legal aid practitioners...

Legal aid
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After more than 50 years as a print publication, Legal Action will be going fully digital from the September 2024 issue.

Civil justice
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The Law Centre movement is ‘the rule of law in action’, Lady Hale told guests at the launch of the newly formed Leicester Community Advice...

Civil justice
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A lack of Welsh case law, a shortage of lawyers and ‘caution around litigating’ mean there is a growing gap in Wales between...

Civil justice
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‘We need you!’ was the stark message to housing lawyers from Jess Turtle, co-director of the Museum of Homelessness.

Description: LAG Legal Walk team 2024

A team from LAG was among the 18,000 people who took part in the London Legal Support Trust’s 2024 London Legal Walk on 18 June 2024.

Civil justice
Description: Jury trauma headlines

Ministry of Justice proposals to offer counselling to jurors after traumatic trials are as welcome as they are overdue, says former jury foreman...

Practice and procedure
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Many lawyers love the glory that strategic litigation can bring, but these landmark cases are not without risk, and clients’ interests should...

Civil justice
Description: From newsroom to non-profit agency

After almost 25 years as a journalist, David Powles became chief executive of Norfolk Community Law Service in 2023. In the first of a regular series...

Civil justice