Monthly Archives: February 2017

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Welcome changes imminent to DV regulations

2017-06-13T15:02:41+00:00February 24th, 2017|

After years of campaigning and litigation the government now seems ready to introduce much-needed changes to the regulations limiting access to legal aid for victims of domestic abuse.  The Guardian has trailed MOJ plans to remove the time limit and expand the types of acceptable evidence of abuse, which would increase access to legal aid to [...]

CCMS survey – please help us understand how to improve CCMS

2017-06-13T15:02:57+00:00February 20th, 2017|

We’ve launched a survey to capture user experiences of CCMS.  Our members are consistently telling us of issues they experience with the system.  We also know that a large number of applications are being processed.  We’d like to hear from anyone who is using the system so that we can analyse what needs to be [...]

Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards 2017 – nominations now open!

2017-02-20T10:17:51+00:00February 20th, 2017|

  Nominations for the 15th Legal Aid Practitioners Group Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards are now open.   Following success last year, sponsorship for popular Legal Aid Newcomer award to be raised through crowdfunding again.   Nomination period ends 28 April; Baroness Doreen Lawrence OBE to present awards at ceremony on 5 July [...]

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