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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.
Refugee Action’s most recent report focuses on how the legal aid cuts affect the accessibility of advice for individuals seeking assistance on immigration and asylum.
With thanks to our network member Emily MacLoud, this comprehensive overview gives an interesting insight into the approach Australia has taken to designing an encompassing national triage tool for LiPs.
The Indian Punjab and Haryana High Court has begun utilising IT to support litigants, lawyers and judges in a variety of ways.
What's out there and what's to come in terms of providing access to justice through technology to litigants in person and other vulnerable users.
LawWorks is pleased to announce our training session dates for Autumn 2018. The programme of training for LawWorks members and clinic volunteers aims to support the provision of pro bono legal advice. LawWorks also provides training in professional advice skills.
There's a very clear focus point in the latest updates given by HMCTS Digital Architecture and Cyber Security team.
This entry examines a promising approach to promoting advocacy in the human rights sector.
In this entry we examine whether the UK should follow the American example of having a national agency that provides free and immediate legal assistance to survivors of disasters, as well as resources for lawyers and information for individuals on the legal implications of such disasters. This topic will be considered in light of the aftermath of the devastating Grenfell Tower fire.
On the 25th of September it will be the 10 year anniversary of the Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor (CLEP 10). This provides a great opportunity for members to spotlight access to justice issues.
CPAG (the Child Poverty Action Group) have launched the 'Early Warning System' project to record the impact of benefit changes since 2013 on individuals and families across England and Wales. You can record your experiences through their system now.
A poster has been made available by the British Institute of Human Rights to help practitioners identify human rights issues in any practice area.
The British Institute for Human Rights has made a workbook available for those with mental health or mental capacity issues and their advocates.
We examine two programs developed by American universities that enable students to devise innovative solutions to problems faced by LiPs and we advocate for the pursuit of a similar approach in the UK.