Posts Tagged ‘Legal Aid’

Gov Written Answer – #wco Legal Aid (Justice: Legal Advice and Assistance: Telephone Services)

19/03/2011

Offord, Matthew raised an interesting point.

Subjects: Legal Aid; Equality; Family Courts; Justice; NRP Rights

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether his Department has assessed the merits of providing telephone legal advice on certain family law matters in order to divert individuals away from the courts to alternative routes such as mediation.

Comment by #wco:

Other Contacts: Djanogly, Jonathan

More information can be read at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2011-03-01a.42830.h

Published: 01/03/2011 12:00:00
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Consultation – #wco Legal Aid (Proposals for the Reform of Legal Aid in England and Wales – The judiciary’s co-ordinated response)

24/02/2011

Somebody raised an interesting point.

Subjects: Legal Aid; Family Courts; Justice; Money; NRP Rights; Scrutiny

The judiciary’s co-ordinated response to the Government’s legal aid consultation paper is published today. It was drawn up by a sub-committee of the Judges’ Council (the body which represents all levels of the judiciary, and is chaired by the Lord Chief Justice).

The responses from the Council of Circuit Judges and from the President of the Social Entitlement Chamber of the Tribunals Service are also published today and are available [below].

Comment by #wco:

Other Contacts:

More information can be read at:
http://www.judiciary.gov.uk/media/media-releases/2011/responses-proposals-for-the-reform-of-legal-aid

Published: 24/02/2011 10:00:00
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Gov Written Answer – #wco Legal Aid (Justice: Legal Aid Scheme: Litigants in Person)

20/02/2011

Griffith, Nia raised an interesting point.

Subjects: Legal Aid; Family Courts; Solicitors

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate his Department has made of the effects of the implementation of his proposed changes to the legal aid scheme on the number of litigants in person involved in court proceedings; and what assessment he has made of the effects of any change in the number of such litigants on the costs of HM Courts Service.

Comment by #wco:

Other Contacts: Djanogly, Jonathan

More information can be read at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2011-02-17a.41380.h

Published: 17/02/2011 12:00:00
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Gov Written Answer – #wco Legal Aid (Justice: Legal Aid)

16/02/2011

Brake, Tom raised an interesting point.

Subjects: Legal Aid; Family Courts; NRP Rights

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent representations he has received on his proposals for the legal aid budget; and if he will make a statement.

Comment by #wco: We hope everyone with an interest in Family Law replied in time for this consultation !

Other Contacts: Djanogly, Jonathan

More information can be read at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2011-02-15a.40470.h

Published: 15/02/2011 12:00:00
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Gov Written Answer – #wco Legal Aid (Justice: Legal Aid)

16/02/2011

Ali, Rushanara raised an interesting point.

Subjects: Legal Aid; Equality; Family Courts; NRP Rights

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate (a) his Department and (b) the Legal Services Commission has made of the number of legal aid funded cases that were unnecessary in the last four years.

Comment by #wco: Shame on the government and judiciary for allowing situations to escalate to needing court procedures to enforce civil & human rights issues – particularly within the Family Court environment.

Other Contacts: Djanogly, Jonathan

More information can be read at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2011-02-03a.37632.h

Published: 03/02/2011 12:00:00
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Gov Written Answer – #wco Legal Aid (Justice: Legail Aid)

16/02/2011

Khan, Sadiq raised an interesting point.

Subjects: Legal Aid; Family Courts; Justice; Money

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what progress has been made on implementing those recommendations of the Review by Lord Carter of Coles on legal aid procurement which the Government has accepted.

Comment by #wco:

Other Contacts: Djanogly, Jonathan

More information can be read at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2011-01-31b.36440.h

Published: 31/01/2011 12:00:00
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Gov Written Answer – #wco Legal Aid (House of Lords: Legal Aid)

26/12/2010

Beecham, Jeremy raised an interesting point.

Subjects: Legal Aid; Family Courts; Equality; Justice; NRP Rights

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their latest estimates of the number of people receiving legal aid and advice in each of the categories for which the legal aid White Paper proposes to withdraw legal aid or advice.

Comment by #wco:

Other Contacts: McNally, Tom

More information can be read at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2010-12-13a.128.10

http://www.justice.gov.uk/consultations/legal-aid-reform-151110.htm

Published: 13/12/2010 00:00:00
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Consultation – #wco Legal Aid (Proposals for the Reform of Legal Aid in England and Wales)

30/11/2010

Clarke, Kenneth raised an interesting point.

Subjects: Legal Aid; Democracy; Equality; Family Courts; Justice; NRP Rights; Scrutiny

This consultation seeks views on proposals for reform of legal aid in England and Wales. The proposals represent a radical, wide-ranging and ambitious programme of reform which aims to ensure that legal aid is targeted to those who need it most, for those cases in which legal advice or representation is justified.

This consultation is aimed at providers of publicly funded legal services and others with an interest in the justice system.

You are encouraged to use the online questionnaire to provide your response.

Comment by #wco: Another consultation needing the whole-hearted involvement of everyone having trouble with the current Family Law system

Other Contacts: legalaidreformmoj@justice.gsi.gov.uk

More information can be read at:
http://www.justice.gov.uk/consultations/legal-aid-reform-151110.htm

Published: 15/11/2010 00:00:00
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Gov Written Answer – #wco Legal Aid (House of Lords: Legal Aid)

30/11/2010

Lester, Anthony raised an interesting point.

Subjects: Legal Aid; Equality; Family Courts; Justice; NRP Rights; Money

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the nature and extent of the impact of the reduction in eligibility for legal aid upon the practical enjoyment of the protection against unlawful discrimination and harassment under the Equality Act 2010.

Comment by #wco:

Other Contacts: McNally, Tom

More information can be read at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2010-11-24a.347.6

http://www.justice.gov.uk/consultations/legal-aid-reform-151110.htm

Published: 24/11/2010 00:00:00
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Gov Written Answer – #wco Legal Aid (House of Lords: Legal Aid)

30/11/2010

Taylor, John raised an interesting point.

Subjects: Legal Aid; Family Courts; Equality; Justice; Money; NRP Rights

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact of cuts on legal aid for civil causes.

Comment by #wco: potentially upto 1/2 million NRP’s being denied justice and equal contact with their child(ren) ..

( and “Yes” we are aware that’s scare-mongering, however it is possible within the figures given! )

Other Contacts: McNally, Tom

More information can be read at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2010-11-23a.308.0

http://www.justice.gov.uk/consultations/legal-aid-reform-151110.htm

Published: 23/11/2010 00:00:00
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