legal aid

  • July 31, 2011

    New laws will make it impossible for people in poor countries to seek justice in British courts for human rights breaches by UK multinationals, say campaigners.

  • July 30, 2011

    Thirty-three Peruvian farmers have recently received out-of-court settlements for the alleged torture they suffered after protesting against a UK mining company’s proposals to set up camp on their land.

  • July 4, 2011

    The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill passing through the UK Parliament has been widely criticised. It aims to cut the cost of legal aid by making it far less widely available. But critics have pointed out that this will result in injustice to all but the rich, and have drastic longer-term costs.

  • June 7, 2011

    Civil rights and legal groups are pressing the government hard on plans to cut legal aid and deny justice to thousands of poor and vulnerable people.

  • September 30, 2010

    The Law Society has claimed a victory for families after the High Court quashed the outcome of the tender round for new family legal aid contracts.

  • September 3, 2010

    With cuts in civil legal aid due to hit asylum seekers and other vulnerable groups, the Methodist Church has urged the government to rethink.

  • March 10, 2008

    Relatively few people in Britain are aware of the extent to which the government's 'reform' of legal aid is undermining justice for those at the margins of society. It's time that changed.