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Published 15/01/2020 by Mary Marvel
Law for Life and Resolution have collaborated to produce an exciting new service, providing affordable legal advice on family matters. Offering those sorting out their finances after a divorce, or going to court over child arrangements, a blend of incredibly helpful step-by-step guidance from Advicenow so that they can do most of the work themselves. Alongside fixed fee, unbundled legal advice from Resolution family lawyers at the most crucial or difficult points in the process.
We recently posted a blog by network member Professor Gráinne McKeever on her research 'Understanding and Support Legal participation for litigants in person' There is now a vacancy to join her exciting team as a Research Associate at Ulster University, School of Law. Salary: £28,347 to £31,883. Deadline: 26th January 2020
Liverpool Law School, University of Liverpool invite you to a discussion to mark the publication of 'Reimagining Administrative Justice: Human rights in small places' written by Nick O’Brien, Honorary Research Fellow in the Law School, and Margaret Doyle (University of Essex).
Catch up on LawWorks informative new podcast episodes covering: 'An Introduction to Universal Credit', 'Fitness for Human Habitation' and 'Pro Bono Cost Orders'
A free event covering family law issues relating to the relocation of children, delivered by Senior Counsel at Farrer & Co, Simon Bruce. Held on Wednesday, 12th February 18:30 - 19:30 at Farrer & Co LLP, 66 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LH.
Free training session, by LawWorks, providing a basic overview of welfare benefits, on Thursday, 6th February 18:30 - 20:30 at Slaughter and May, One Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8YY.
Swansea University and Simmons Wavelength are collaborating to offer a free, two-day interactive sandbox to generate outline proposals for LegalTech. The event will be held from the 25th - 26th of January in the Computational Foundry on the Bay Campus of Swansea University.
Listen to Supreme Court President, Baroness Hale discuss the need to improve access to justice following cuts to legal aid in interview with the Law Society President Simon Davis.
Published 09/01/2020 by Professor Gráinne McKeever and Dr Lucy Royal-Dawson
Network members, Law and Social Justice Professor Gráinne McKeever and Dr Lucy Royal-Dawson from Ulster University, share some news about their project 'Understanding the support needs of Litigants in Person through Human Centred Design'.
Justice Week 2020, which will be held from Monday 24th to Friday 28th of February, aims to improve access to justice through a week of awareness, centreing public conversation on the importance of the rule of the law.
Collaboration: The UK Administrative Justice Institute are calling for contributions to their new blog series
Calling all academics; The UK Administrative Justice Institute (UKAJI) are calling for contributions to their new 'Emotions in Administrative Justice' series. Looking to explore and extend the growing research in this area, UKAJI have stated the purpose of this series is to link together administrative justice and the area of socio-legal scholarship known as 'law and emotion'.
Young Legal Aid Lawyers have published their new blog 'View from the Gravy Train' to dispel the idea that all lawyers, specifically legal aid lawyers, live immensely affluent lifestyles. They want to show the reality of tuition fee debt and low paid work, but they need your help - submit your experiences of working in legal aid today!
Young Legal Aid Lawyer's Blog 'Thanks to Legal Aid', aims to show the positive (as well as negative) stories of how legal aid helps families. But they need your help! Contribute your stories of working in legal aid today, to be featured on their blog.
Transform Justice have published a 12 point plan of recommendations and suggestions to mend the UK's criminal justice system and help reduce crime.
HMCTS are holding an online event, on Thursday 23rd January 1-2pm, to provide more information and understanding about HMCTS's work in the area of family public law and adoption. The webinar will include demonstrations of a new digital process for local authorities to make applications for care and supervision orders online as well as the opportunity for individuals to provide feedback. Register today.
DLA Piper are hosting an informal Pro Bono get-together in Manchester on Wednesday 15th January 2020. A great opportunity to connect with pro bono professionals from across the sector, over lunch. RSVP today!
Spotlight On: McKenzie Friends, how has their role changed in the post-LASPO climate? + New Research
Recent calls for McKenzie friends to be prohibited from charging fees have been echoed by the Bar Council, the Law Society and the Commons Justice Committee. Tied with recent research findings on the quality of McKenzie Friend advice we take a deeper look at how McKenzie friends operate and what this could mean for their future in the sector?
The Ministry of Justice have published their Statistics on Race and the criminal justice system for 2018. The report compiles statistics obtained from data sources across the Criminal Justice System and aims to ‘provide a combined perspective on the typical experiences of different ethnic groups’. The report found that in general minority ethnic groups appear to be over-represented at many stages throughout the CJS compared with the White ethnic group.
Published 18/12/2019 by
The State of the Sector Report is an annual report by Clinks, which aims to examine how voluntary organisations working with people in contact with the criminal justice system are faring across England and Wales. This 2019 edition of this report, marks the 7th year that Clinks have conducted this research, produced in Nov 2019 by Lauren Nickolls, Russell Webster, and Nicola Drinkwater and published on Clinks website.
The Legal Services Board have launched their 2020/21 draft business plan for consultation. Closing on the February 14th 2020, the Legal Services Board welcome any comments or observations you may have - We believe this will be of particular interest to Public Legal Education Organisations.