Outline proposal for voluntary system to replace legal aid – The indemnity principle needs to be abolished, so that lawyers can act for clients who are unable to agree to pay their fees, and the lawyers can recover their costs … Continue reading
Kenneth Clarke complains that legal aid is costing the average taxpayer £39 per year. Under the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill, now before Parliament, legal help, and representation in family and other civil proceedings will be severely … Continue reading
I have responded to the Ministry of Justice Consultation Paper on the Defamation Bill expressing my own views. Generally I don’t think the draft Bill goes far enough, and wider definitions are needed for qualified privilege. It needs to be … Continue reading
Marriage Visas: Pre-Entry English Requirements for Spouses.
O’ Donoghue v The United Kingdom  ECtHR Case on Right to Marry Written ministerial statement on English language requirement | Home Office. marriagevisasthewayforward Quila v Home Secretary  EWCA Civ 1482 ILPA and JCWI LETTER TO DAMIAN GREEN 1.10.10 Damian Green’s Letter … Continue reading
One of the law reforms I would like to see is finally to lift the burden of chancel repairs from the shoulders of home owners. The recommendations of the Law Commission in its 1985 report should now be implemented. This … Continue reading