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Published 30/10/2018 by Stacey Lamb
"Inside Out" takes a look at the journey of a litigant in person in the South West.
Published 29/10/2018 by Sarah Coffey Frush
We feature the Self-Represented Litigation Network's (SRLN) work on the LIP Network frequently. The new Deputy Director, Sarah Coffey Frush, explains a little more about our stateside counterpoint and how the collaborative attitude has helped distressed litigants in person across America.
Published 29/10/2018 by Christian Gunther
The decisions of Supreme Courts are, by their nature, some of the most complex and nuanced pieces of legal reasoning and writing yet they can also constitute significant pronouncements or developments of individual rights and obligations. Has the Supreme Court of Canada managed to reconcile these two functions and ensure their judgements are accessible to all?
Swansea University, Swansea Law Clinic and Law Wales Community Interest Company are working together to deliver services and promote the human rights of children and young people.
Published 12/10/2018 by Roisin O'Connell
Law for Life have released their annual review of how their organisation is progressing in the fight towards a more equal society by enhancing the legal minds of individuals and preparing them for any legal issues they may come to in life
Published 12/10/2018 by Christin Gunther
Helplines are often seen as a viable way to use local resources to provide national services but there are a multitude of advantages offered by legal helpline. Here we look at how they may be most effectively incorporated into a wider system of legal service provision.
Published 12/10/2018 by Roisin O'Connell
A review has been published by the public legal education organisation Law for Life in which they look into the impact of LASPO and the ways that legal information can be enhanced within communities.
Published 11/10/2018 by Suhanya Jeyashiri
Since it’s implementation, the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) has been met with vast amounts of controversy. It has left no free legal assistance stone unturned in its quest to cut funding for advice, and the consequent impact has been seismic.
Published 10/10/2018 by Christian Gunther
The creation of ‘Access to Justice Commissions’ (ATJ commissions) in many American states has been a significant development in how access to justice issues are tackled in the USA.
HMCTS are inviting defence practitioners to engage with them in the delivery of their reform programme and share their expertise and insight regarding remand hearings.
Bates Wells Braithwaite have developed an online service, Get Legal, to bring essential legal documents, tailored to your charity's specific needs by following a step-by-step Q&A process.
An increase in online court systems and forms has led to a growing number of litigants in person requesting support to navigate the digitalised systems. How can we manage the further strain this puts on front-line services, through increased demand from existing vulnerable groups, as well as on staff training and IT resources.
Advicenow has published a new guide on child protection for Roma Parents (but which is helpful for everyone).
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The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will fund Citizens Advice and Citizens Advice Scotland £39 million to provide Universal Support from April 2019. Universal Support provides advice and assistance to help claimants manage their Universal Credit claim, with a focus on budgeting advice and digital support.
LawWorks have made a submission to the Ministry of Justice’s review of the legal aid reforms introduced in 2013, which significantly scaled back the provision of civil and family legal aid.
Published 01/10/2018 by Christian Gunther
We look at a new project that has been launched across four countries to examine the impact of front line ‘justice services’ and how their collective experiences could inform future service, and their workings scaled to new levels.
HMCTS are inviting practising legal professionals and professional court users to engage with them in the delivery of their reform programme. The face to face engagement event for family reform will take place on Monday 29 October at 5:30pm in London.
A new programme of funded research on welfare advice, provision and health is seeking guidance on what areas to focus on from those wo work on the frontline.
Published 20/09/2018 by Christian Gunther
Triage tools, legal portals, guided pathways. Whatever the terminology, the use of technology to gather information from service users and signpost or refer them, based on that information given, to appropriate services is a much sought after resource. Getting the model right is an undeniable challenge but there are some good international examples of how to make the right technology work in the right situations.