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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 ...
When does being better qualified provide you with fewer opportunities?

When does being better qualified provide you with fewer opportunities?

The answer: when you’re a member of one of the UK’s many ethnic minorities. Figures from the University of ...
‘Children in an Age of Austerity’: The Impact of Welfare Reform on Children in Nottingham

‘Children in an Age of Austerity’: The Impact of Welfare Reform on Children in Nottingham

The Welfare Reform Act 2012 has introduced the biggest changes to state welfare since the establishment of the ...
What will the Flexible Working Regulations 2014 mean for employers and employees?

What will the Flexible Working Regulations 2014 mean for employers and employees?

“That which yields is not always weak” (Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel’s Dart). From 30 June 2014, changes to the ...
Moral Arguments on the Right to Die: Should Courts Intervene?

Moral Arguments on the Right to Die: Should Courts Intervene?

On 25th June 2014, the UK Supreme Court, sitting as a full bench of nine, handed down judgment in the joined cases ...
Campsfield Immigration Removal Centre: 20 Years Too Long

Campsfield Immigration Removal Centre: 20 Years Too Long

Campsfield House, an immigration removal centre in Kidlington run by Mitie for profit, is now in its 20th year of ...
“British Schindler” and a History of Neglect of Refugee Children

“British Schindler” and a History of Neglect of Refugee Children

Sir Nicholas Winton celebrated his 105th birthday at the Czech embassy in London this past May. Guests included ...
Partially Clandestine Criminal Trials Risk Standardising Secrecy

Partially Clandestine Criminal Trials Risk Standardising Secrecy

In a decision handed down 4 June 2014, the UK Court of Appeal addressed the issue of secrecy in criminal trials on ...
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 ...
A Successful First Instance Challenge to Bedroom Tax

A Successful First Instance Challenge to Bedroom Tax

The Liverpool first tier tribunal (“FTT”) has recently overturned the decision of a Local Authority to reduce 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 Uneasy Decision in A and B v Secretary of State for Health

The Uneasy Decision in A and B v Secretary of State for Health

Most women from Northern Ireland seeking an abortion will travel to England. This is expensive: in addition to ...

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