Access to Justice

Presumptive Costs Orders: A Threat to Public Interest Interventions (Part I)

Presumptive Costs Orders: A Threat to Public Interest Interventions (Part I)

The Criminal Justice and Courts Bill received its second reading in the House of Lords on 30 June 2014 and has now ...
The Irrelevance of Residence: The Unlawful ‘Residence Test’ for Legal Aid

The Irrelevance of Residence: The Unlawful ‘Residence Test’ for Legal Aid

In R (Public Law Project) v Secretary of State for Justice, the Administrative Court held that the Government’s ...
Chinese Environmental Protection Law – The Illusion of Enhanced Human Rights Safeguards

Chinese Environmental Protection Law – The Illusion of Enhanced Human Rights Safeguards

In April this year, the Chinese legislature amended significantly the Environmental Protection Law adopted in ...
European Legal Aid in a Domestic Framework – Part Two

European Legal Aid in a Domestic Framework – Part Two

As hinted in yesterday’s post, under section 4 of LASPO, The Lord Chancellor provided guidance on how to decide ...
A European Right to Legal Aid? Part One

A European Right to Legal Aid? Part One

A key aspect of the Government’s reform agenda regarding civil legal aid is the restriction, set out in Schedule 1 ...
The London Legal Walk: 10 Successful Years

The London Legal Walk: 10 Successful Years

The London Legal Support Trust (LLST) works to support law centres and legal advice agencies in London and the ...
Public Interest Lawyering in Times of Austerity

Public Interest Lawyering in Times of Austerity

On 24 May 2014, to mark its 14th anniversary, Oxford Pro Bono Publico presented a symposium on the importance of, ...
The Oxford Legal Assistance Volunteer Partnership Programme with Bail for Immigration Detainees

The Oxford Legal Assistance Volunteer Partnership Programme with Bail for Immigration Detainees

In the 2013-2014 academic year, following the success of its existing link with award winning legal aid firm ...
New employment tribunal fees and discrimination: UNISON v Lord Chancellor; Equality and Human Rights Commission

New employment tribunal fees and discrimination: UNISON v Lord Chancellor; Equality and Human Rights Commission

The High Court (Moses LJ, Irwin J) today delivered judgment in the important judicial review proceedings brought ...
Judicial Review of Migrant Detention in Europe: In Search of Effectiveness and Speediness

Judicial Review of Migrant Detention in Europe: In Search of Effectiveness and Speediness

  Detention has been highlighted in recent years by a number of international and non-governmental ...
For love and money? Unpaid Legal Internships in the Third-Sector

For love and money? Unpaid Legal Internships in the Third-Sector

Recent litigation in the United States has successfully challenged the use of unpaid interns by large ...
UN Immunity, Access to Justice and the Haitian Cholera Epidemic

UN Immunity, Access to Justice and the Haitian Cholera Epidemic

A few weeks ago a group of Haitian cholera victims took the extraordinary step of filing a class action suit ...

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