Legal Aid

Barefoot Lawyer

internationalBarristers are invited to take part in a barefoot campaign as an act of solidarity with lawyers imprisoned or murdered simply for carrying out their professional duty. ... read more

Lawyers celebrate the Laly’s

legal aidLawyers gave Doreen Lawrence and solicitor Imran Khan a standing ovation for their contribution to justice at the 2012 Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards.  read more

The Travellers’ Brief

At the 2011 Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards, Marc Willers received the award for Barrister of the Year. He talks about the practice he has developed and in particular about his representation of... read more

A Future? Law centres – a case study

Having spent the year after university working in a law centre in Birmingham, Emily Johnson examines the possible effects of the proposed legal aid reforms on the Law Centre Movement.... read more

Legal Aid: when pay day never comes…

Much has been said about the legal aid cuts but another critical issue is the eternal rejection of claims by the Legal Services Commission and the crippling financial consequences for... read more

Legal aid reforms postponed

ProfessionProposed reforms contained in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill would, if the Bill becomes law, be postponed until April 2013, six months later... read more

Constitution Committee outlines concern

House of LordsThe House of Lords constitution committee has highlighted “significant” concerns with the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill. read more

Westminster Watch - January 2012

What will 2012 hold both here and over the pond?  Toby Craig and Charles Hale look ahead. First and foremost, we would like to wish a very happy New Year to all of WW’s... read more

Looking to the future

A review of the Bar Conference; frustration at the seemingly unstoppable progress of the Legal Aid Bill as it heads to the Lords; a look back at the year in office as Chairman; and bidding farewell. read more

Bar Council presence at Party Conferences

ProfessionThe Bar Council sent senior representatives to the three main party conferences this year. Delegates went armed with two contrasting messages. First, that the legal profession and indeed... read more