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Legal Action

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What now? This seems to be the question on everyone's lips. In answer, LAG has some immediate legal priorities and concerns about the future in the aftermath of the vote to leave the EU.

News

Justice Committee report slams fee hikes
High Court decision prompts council to repay £28.6m water charges
Homelessness legislation reform high on the agenda at housing conference
Legal profession reacts to Brexit
New crime contract aims to stop ghosts and touting

Opinion and analysis

Louise Christian

July, 2016 by Louise Christian

"The exceptional public funding scheme perpetuates a myth: that people can represent themselves"

Opinion and analysis

In praise of: compulsory voting

July, 2016 by Steve Hynes

While over in Australia , I had a meeting in Melbourne to discuss the legal aid campaign with Mark Dreyfus QC MP, the shadow Attorney-General. Dreyfus,

Cover story

On a warm July evening, lawyers and the wider profession came together to celebrate those whose work has ensured access to justice for people who might not otherwise have had it. Catherine Baksi reports.

Law and practice

Immigration detention: update

July, 2016 by Jed Pennington, Janet Farrell and Jane Ryan

Jed Pennington, Janet Farrell and Jane Ryan look at developments in legislation and policy, and cases on discrimination, residence and EU law, mental illness, authority for detention, evidence of torture, detention of Zimbabwean nationals without passports, families with children, damages and costs, residence under the TFEU and false imprisonment

Law and practice

Prison law: recent developments

July, 2016 by Hamish Arnott and Simon Creighton

Hamish Arnott and Simon Creighton round up important new Prison Service Instructions and cases on life and indeterminate sentences, determinate parole, category A reviews and conditions.