Legal aid cuts will bring more DIY cases into courts – which will grind to a halt – The Guardian

Posted August 5th, 2011 in budgets, legal aid, litigants in person, news by sally

“Cuts on this scale demand co-ordinated response in law education, guidance and resources, or the system won’t work.”

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The Guardian, 5th August 2011

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Sex abuse victims could suffer from legal aid cuts, MPs warn – The Guardian

“Victims of sexual abuse are in danger of being cross-examined in court by their tormentors unless the government makes legal aid available in such cases, according to a report by the Commons’ justice select committee.”

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The Guardian, 14th July 2011

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Bar Council: Parliament Should Heed Experts’ Warnings on Legal Aid Changes – The Bar Council

“The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, has written to MPs to voice serious concerns about the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill, which is scheduled for its second reading in the House of Commons tomorrow afternoon.”

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The Bar Council, 28th June 2011

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Bar Council: Access to Justice will be Systematically Deprived by Legal Aid Proposals – The Bar Council

Posted June 22nd, 2011 in budgets, legal aid, legal representation, litigants in person, news by sally

“The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, has today warned that access to justice will be systematically deprived as the Government published the response to its legal aid consultation.”

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The Bar Council, 21st June 2011

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Legal aid cuts of £350m will bring chaos to courts, judges fear – The Guardian

Posted June 7th, 2011 in civil justice, legal aid, litigants in person, news by michael

“The number of people who represent themselves in the civil courts – because they cannot afford a lawyer and fall outside the limits that are set for legal aid funding – is about to rise because of government funding cuts, leaving courts braced for a growing number of vulnerable people fighting their own, often chaotic, cases.”

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The Guardian, 6th June 2011

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Could you defend yourself in court? – BBC News

Posted March 1st, 2011 in judiciary, legal aid, litigants in person, Ministry of Justice, news by sally

“Legal aid changes in England and Wales could mean hundreds of thousands more people representing themselves in court, judges have warned. So how exactly do you become an amateur lawyer?”

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BBC News, 28th February 2011

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Legal aid cuts will cost more in long run, say judges – The Guardian

Posted February 24th, 2011 in family courts, judiciary, legal aid, litigants in person, news by sally

“Courts could grind to a standstill as hundreds of thousands of people represent themselves in legal cases, senior judges have warned.”

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The Guardian, 24th February 2011

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Legal Aid Cuts Will Cost More Than They Save: Barristers’ Body Warns That Increase in ‘DIY Justice’ Will Gridlock Courts – The Bar Council

Posted February 15th, 2011 in barristers, costs, legal aid, litigants in person, news by sally

“A forensic examination of the Government’s Green Paper on legal aid, carried out by the Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, has found that proposals by the Ministry of Justice to cut legal aid could end up costing rather than saving taxpayers’ money, with a devastating effect on access to justice.”

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The Bar Council, 14th February 2011

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Bar Council cautions against ‘DIY litigants’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 14th, 2011 in legal aid, litigants in person, news by sally

“The government’s ‘crude and brutal’ legal aid cuts will trigger a surge in ‘DIY litigants’ that risks ‘gridlock’ in the courts, the Bar Council has warned.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 14th February 2011

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RCJ support unit offers assistance to Mills – The Lawyer

Posted February 12th, 2008 in divorce, litigants in person, news by sally

“The Royal Court of Justice’s Personal Support Unit (PSU) today (11 February) said that Heather Mills should have sought its assistance in relation to her divorce from former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney.”

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The Lawyer, 11th February 2008

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The art of self-defence – The Guardian

Posted February 11th, 2008 in divorce, litigants in person, news by sally

“A lawyer who acts for himself has a fool for a client, according to the old saw. If you have no legal qualifications whatsoever, logic suggests that representing yourself in court is even more foolhardy – especially when tens of millions of pounds are at stake. Yet that is what Heather Mills will do today when she steps into the ring at the Royal Courts of Justice in London to confront Paul McCartney’s high-priced, expert legal team. Having parted company with her legal advisers, who hold her IOU for at least £1.5m in costs, she is resolved to fight her own corner from now on in the battle for a share of the ex-Beatle’s fortune.”

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The Guardian, 11th February 2008

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