Legal Aid System in UK Law

  • 'It's Legal Aid, Jim, But Not As We Know It.'
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ...... By any measure this will be an extraordinary challenge to a legal aid system that has successfully protected the rights of tens of millions of people over the past 60 years. Yet, as against the projected impact of the ......
  • Criminal Assistance: Applying EU Public Procurement Rules To English Criminal Legal Aid
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ...... introduce best value tendering (BVT) for criminal defence. services. In constructing this new system, the LSC needs to. take into account the rules and principles of EU public. procurement and, in particular, the application of the Treaty. ......
  • Rt. Hon. Kenneth Clarke MP Raises Concerns About European Contract Law
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ...... pleasure to see before me today the leading figures in UK commercial legal services and share with you my views on the future of litigation. We ... The second area is modernising the justice system. One lesson from my long and much reshuffled career is that it is ......
  • Do You Really Want To (Or Have To) Go To Court?
    • Mondaq UK
    ...... The Court system. The courts are underfunded, understaffed and overworked. Litigants in erson have tied up the court system since the removal of Legal Aid for nearly all types of family work. This means that you are likely to ......
  • Justice At 60
    • Mondaq UK
    ......The cases we fund are often at the forefront of legal developments. While Vannin is a commercial organisation, often an ...So much of what we all take for granted in the legal system - the Ombudsman, the Crown Prosecution Service, the Ministry of Justice ......
  • What You Need to Know About Pending Changes To UK Personal Injury Compensation Claims
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ...Broadly speaking, the personal injury legal system in the United Kingdom has not changed considerably in the last two ......
  • Lord Justice Jackson suggests extending Aarhus Rules to all JR claims… again
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    On 31 July, Lord Justice Jackson published a report containing a series of proposals on civil litigation costs. While mainly focused on fixed recoverable costs, the report also contained a radical ...
    ...... judicial review cases”.  He also suggested that this system should be extended to all judicial review claims, and not just those ....  This is particularly the result of the current system of legal aid funding, which has such strict financial limits that “many deserving ......
  • COVID-19 UK & Germany: Criminal Justice In The UK And Germany - A Legal Comparison
    • Mondaq UK
    ......the UK are being postponed or not starting at all. As such, the. criminal justice system has effectively ground to a halt. It is. therefore worth considering whether now is the time to move to a. different model more able to contend with ......
  • "English Schemes of Arrangement Expand to Continental Europe and Beyond"
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    A scheme of arrangement is a tool of English corporate law that has been used in M&A and restructurings for decades. A company implementing a scheme has complete freedom to choose with which gr...
    ...... shared generally in accordance with the participants’ relative legal rights and other points of leverage. In the U.K., schemes often are used ... Spain and Germany, European borrowers should view the British legal system’s unique tool as an additional aid in navigating the restructuring ......
  • Civil Litigation Costs - Lord Justice Jackson's Preliminary Report
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ......financial exposure under our "loser pays" system. This problem has been compounded, following the retraction of. Legal Aid ......
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