Legal Aid System in UK Law

  • Legal Aid in the Eye of a Storm: Rationing, Contracting, and a New Institutionalism
    • Núm. 25-3, Septiembre 1998
    • Journal of Law and Society
    This article discusses possible rationales underlying a legal aid system through an articulation of theories of distribution in the legal services market, considers the idea of prioritization and p...
    ...... This article discusses possible rationales underlying a legal aid system through an articulation of theories of distribution in the legal services market, considers the idea of prioritization and planning or, in the ......
  • Effective Participation of Mentally Vulnerable Defendants in the Magistrates’ Courts in England and Wales—The ‘Front Line’ from a Legal Perspective
    • Núm. 85-1, Febrero 2021
    • Journal of Criminal Law, The
    Mentally vulnerable defendants who struggle to effectively participate in their trial in the magistrates’ courts are not receiving the same protection as those who stand trial in the Crown Court. T...
    ......On closer examination of the law, the legal aid system and perspectives of legal professionals on the ‘front line’, it is clear that improvements in policy are of greater importance than legal reform ......
  • International Cooperation between Investigation Authorities and Public Prosecutors
    • Núm. 1-2, Febrero 1993
    • Journal of Financial Crime
    • 156-168
    This paper discusses international regulations in criminal law. Several definitions of ‘limited legal aid’ are considered. The system of the various criminal treaties, together with their additiona...
    ......He is also co-author of a software packet (expert system) on the investigation of social security fraud. Mr Koers also teaches ...Several definitions of 'limited legal aid' are considered. The system of the various criminal treaties, together ......
  • The Contingency Legal Aid Fund: A Third Way to Finance Personal Injury Litigation
    • Núm. 30-1, Marzo 2003
    • Journal of Law and Society
    Northern Ireland missed out on all the major reforms to civil justice which took place in England and Wales during the 1980s and 1990s. However the reform movement is now gathering pace and a Legal...
    ...... fee agreements (CFAs) but widespread hostility expressed by many interested parties led to the consideration of an alternative funding system, the Contingency Legal Aid Fund (CLAF). The relative merits of CFAs and CLAF are considered in the following pages. INTRODUCTION Legal aid in ......
  • Recognising Acute Intoxication as Diminished Responsibility? A Comparative Analysis
    • Núm. 76-1, Febrero 2012
    • Journal of Criminal Law, The
    This article provides an analysis of the extent to which acute intoxication may or may not satisfy the ‘recognised medical condition’ requirement under s. 2 of the Homicide Act 1957, as amended by ...
    ...... reduce a murder conviction to one of voluntary manslaughter via the legal conduit of provocation. Following the demise of the provocation defence, ... of Offenders Bill 2010–11 which proposes a ‘two-strike’ system for a variety of offences including voluntary manslaughter. It is ......
  • Trials in absentia and the cuts to criminal legal aid
    • Núm. 78-6, Diciembre 2014
    • Journal of Criminal Law, The
    The swingeing cuts to criminal legal aid may do irreparable damage to the defence side of the equality of arms. Coupled with this, the case of R v Jones gives the judge discretion to try in the def...
    ......The enactment of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 is insular and neglects the defendant’s rights systemically. Without an adequate defence, squalid injustice will permeate and reverberate throughout the criminal justice system. Defen- dants cannot be ......
  • The State of Australian Legal Aid
    • Núm. 29-1, Marzo 2001
    • Federal Law Review
    ...... THE STATE OF AUSTRALIAN LEGAL AID Mary Anne Noone * INTRODUCTION Recent comment on the Australian legal aid system ha s focussed on the declining levels of funding and the consequent impact of this reduc ed funding. Little attention has been given to the range of ......
  • Toughness and the Cost of Legal Aid
    • Núm. 70-5, Octubre 2006
    • Journal of Criminal Law, The
    ...... OPINION Toughness and the Cost of Legal Aid David Kirk The criminal justice system, and in particular the many and various failings of the system, have been under the spotlight ever since the Prime Minister spoke of being ‘tough ......
  • The law Courts Are for All, Not for Elysium
    • Núm. 78-5, Octubre 2014
    • Journal of Criminal Law, The
    ......2 What Mr Cameron neglected to note, however, is that because the legal aid system has been beggared, 70 per cent of citizens are now below the ......
  • Book Review: The Rights Revolution: Lawyers, Activists, and Supreme Courts in Comparative Perspective
    • Núm. 9-3, Septiembre 2000
    • Social & Legal Studies
    ...... has depended upon the development of a ‘support structure for legal mobil-ization, consisting of rights-advocacy organizations, ... this to a culture of non-adversarial criminal defense, as well as a system in whichlegal aid restrictions and procedural hurdles have made appellate ......
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