Justice for the 96 at the Hillsborough inquest

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The jury of the Hillsborough inquest concluded that all 96 victims of the disaster were killed unlawfully. Match commander Chief Superintendent David Duckenfield was “responsible for manslaughter by gross negligence” due to a breach of his duty of care. Further, police errors caused a dangerous situation at the turnstiles. Mark George QC, head of chambers […]

Unjust Kingdom: why legal aid cuts require action and innovation

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By Jayesh Kunwardia In a debate, held on 10 December 2015 (Human Rights Day), Lord Howarth of Newport succinctly summarised the consequences of the legal aid cuts as a; “denial of access to justice, human suffering, failure to achieve the intended savings, and damage to the legal profession.” The debate, and accompanying library briefing, was […]

Abolition of the Criminal Courts Charge: a welcome move

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Why has the government decided to abolish the Criminal Courts Charge? Shula de Jersey, Principal Lawyer at Slater and Gordon (UK) LLP, explores the controversial measure and explains the events that led to its abolition. What changes are being made to the Criminal Courts Charge? Earlier this month, Michael Gove, the current Justice Secretary, announced […]