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