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The Impact of Fees in the Tribunal

The Impact of Fees in the Tribunal

Fees for bringing claims in the employment tribunal were introduced in August 2013. Since then, the Ministry of ...
Hounga v Allen: Trojan Horse Comes to the Rescue of ‘Illegal’ Migrants

Hounga v Allen: Trojan Horse Comes to the Rescue of ‘Illegal’ Migrants

In Hounga v Allen [2014] UKSC 47 the Supreme Court took the opportunity to overrule one of the most controversial ...
Clinical Legal Education as an Access to Justice Innovation

Clinical Legal Education as an Access to Justice Innovation

Imagine you got grant funding to develop an access to justice research agenda. Your grant application proposes the ...
Searching for the "T" in LGBT Advocacy

Searching for the "T" in LGBT Advocacy

On August 30, 2014, the prominent UK lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) rights group, Stonewall, held a workshop with ...
Searching for the “T” in LGBT Advocacy

Searching for the “T” in LGBT Advocacy

On August 30, 2014, the prominent UK lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) rights group, Stonewall, held a workshop with ...
Anti-Terrorism Review Reform: Some Considerations

Anti-Terrorism Review Reform: Some Considerations

In mid-July, the UK government announced its intention to abolish the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism ...
Presumptive Costs Orders: A Threat to Public Interest Interventions (Part II)

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

In a previous post, I reviewed the terms of the Government’s proposed new costs rule for interventions (cl 67, ...
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 ...
Religious anti-gay refusal – valuing dissent without making it lawful

Religious anti-gay refusal – valuing dissent without making it lawful

According to Supreme Court judge, Lady Hale, the law has yet to find the right balance between accommodating ...
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 ...

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