Lawcast 197: John Cooper QC on legal aid and the pernicious effect of Clause 12 LASPO – Charon QC

Posted September 23rd, 2011 in legal aid, podcasts by sally

“Today, I am talking to John Cooper QC about legal aid and, in particular, Clause 12.”

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Charon QC, 21st September 2011

Source: www.charonqc.wordpress.com

“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of insitelaw newswire.

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Charity in legal aid challenge on clinical negligence – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 23rd, 2011 in charities, judicial review, legal aid, medical treatment, negligence, news by sally

“Action Against Medical Accidents has launched a legal challenge against the government’s controversial plans to scrap legal aid for clinical negligence cases.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 22nd September 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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Police forces cease recording race of people they stop – The Guardian

Posted September 23rd, 2011 in minorities, news, police, statistics by sally

“Police forces with some of the worst records of targeting black people have decided to stop recording the ethnicity of the people their officers stop and ask to account for their movements, the Guardian has learned.”

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The Guardian, 22nd September 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Wife-killing Yorkie advert man walks free from court – BBC News

Posted September 23rd, 2011 in diminished responsibility, euthanasia, mental health, murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A man who appeared in the original Yorkie chocolate bar adverts has walked free from court after he admitted killing his terminally-ill wife.”

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BBC News, 23rd September 2011

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Why the world sees London as the leading light in legal services – The Guardian

Posted September 23rd, 2011 in law firms, legal services, news by tracey

“Kenneth Clarke is right, the City is as much a legal centre as a financial one – but there are still jurisdictions to conquer.”

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The Guardian, 22nd September 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Telephone gateway plan could face judicial review – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 23rd, 2011 in judicial review, legal aid, news, telecommunications by tracey

“Government plans to introduce a mandatory telephone gateway to the civil legal aid scheme are facing a legal challenge which is supported by The Law Society. The Public Law Project, acting on behalf of ten specialist legal aid firms, has issued an application for permission to apply for a judicial review of the plan.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 22nd September 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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New rules set pension protection levy at reduced level for next three years – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 23rd, 2011 in compensation, insolvency, news, pensions by tracey

“The levy paid into a special fund by pension schemes to pay compensation to their members should the scheme go insolvent has been reduced for the next three years, the fund organisers have announced.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 23rd September 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

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Dale Farm residents prepare for latest court ruling – The Guardian

Posted September 23rd, 2011 in enforcement notices, gipsies, housing, injunctions, news, planning by tracey

“The residents of Dale Farm are once again facing the prospect of imminent removal from their home as a judge prepares to rule on Friday morning whether the bailiffs can move in and mount one of the largest evictions in British history.”

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The Guardian, 23rd September 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Ex-soldier jailed for another rape – The Independent

Posted September 23rd, 2011 in news, rape, release on licence, sentencing by tracey

“An ex-soldier who raped a woman while on licence after serving a prison term for another rape was jailed for seven years today.”

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The Independent, 22nd September 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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Milly Dowler’s family urges Cameron to rethink legal reforms – The Guardian

Posted September 23rd, 2011 in compensation, fees, legal aid, news, victims by tracey

“The family of Milly Dowler, the murdered teenager whose mobile phone was hacked by the News of the World, has written to the prime minister urging him to abandon legal reforms that will prevent victims suing for compensation.”

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The Guardian, 22nd September 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Related link: Dowler family letter to David Cameron

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Advocacy accreditation will be implemented ‘circuit by circuit’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 23rd, 2011 in advocacy, fees, news, quality assurance by tracey

“The controversial Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (QASA) will be implemented in stages, but there will be no pilot, it has emerged.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 22nd September 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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Minister promises amendments to radical planning framework – The Guardian

Posted September 23rd, 2011 in environmental protection, news, planning by tracey

“The planning minister, Greg Clark, has pledged to make changes to the government’s proposals to radically overhaul England’s planning system after running into opposition from campaigners.”

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The Guardian, 22nd September 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Broadmoor patient fighting for right to tell his story – The Independent

Posted September 23rd, 2011 in mental health, news, private hearings, secure hospitals, tribunals by tracey

“After two decades at the psychiatric hospital, Albert Haines is making legal history in his bid to be free. Jerome Taylor met him.”

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The Independent, 23rd September 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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Let’s free the Official Secrets Act from its cold war freeze – The Guardian

Posted September 23rd, 2011 in confidentiality, media, news, official secrets act, police by tracey

“The aborted attempt by the Metropolitan police to force the Guardian to disclose confidential sources and other journalistic material raises important issues about press freedom and the way Operation Weeting is being conducted.”

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The Guardian, 22nd September 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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