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Editorial

Editorial

June, 2016 by Suzanne Fitzpatrick

English homelessness legislation’s focus on priority need leaves single people and childless couples with little help, and requires reform

News

News in brief

June, 2016 by LAG

Legal aid safety net scheme ‘lawful’, Court of Appeal rules
Justice denied to growing number of DIY defendants
Parliamentary pro bono group relaunched with new chair
National legal network for immigrant children launched
Petition against asylum fee hike
London Legal Walk 2016
Kids charity recruits youth advocates
Prisons, adoption and NHS charges in Queen’s speech

Opinion and analysis

Douglas Johnson - column

June, 2016 by Douglas Johnson

"The report from the House of Lords Select Committee on the Equality Act 2010 and Disability is well- written, robust and forthright.”

Opinion and analysis

In praise of: Emma Scott

June, 2016 by Annie Hedge

At Rights of Women, we can hardly believe that Emma Scott, our director for 12 years, is leaving us (although we have appointed a wonderful successor in Estelle du Boulay).

Feature

Legal aid’s 2016 roll call of honour The finalists for the 2016 Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards have been announced. This year, for the first time, they have been opened to lawyers from Northern Ireland. As always, the calibre of entrants has been extremely high.

Law and practice

Family: update

June, 2016 by Hilka Hollmann

Hilka Hollmann outlines recent practice developments, including the government’s latest adoption strategy and judicial criticism of the misuse of Children Act 1989 s20 in care proceedings, and cases on a state’s obligation to keep families together, habitual residence, Brussels II art 15 transfer applications and contempt.

Law and practice

Immigration: update

June, 2016 by Jawaid Luqmani and Colin Yeo

Jawaid Luqmani and Colin Yeo update readers on a new Law Society practice note, judicial review data, the duty of candour and disclosure, inexcusable delays, health charges, fees, and the latest Immigration Rules statement of changes.