Improving access to justice for survivors of domestic violence

Improving access to justice for survivors of domestic violence

Today, ‘Claire’ a single parent and domestic abuse survivor, has overturned the rules that prevented her from accessing legal aid. It is already widely acknowledged that today’s ruling will improve access to justice for more survivors of domestic violence who are in...
The current landscape of domestic abuse podcast

The current landscape of domestic abuse podcast

The start of lockdown saw a significant spike in domestic abuse across the country. Jenny recently featured in a podcast for the Law Society discussing the landscape of domestic abuse in light of the increase in cases including: the rights of victims legal aid...

Jenny Beck honoured for legal aid efforts during lockdown

Two Law Society committee members have been honoured for their efforts during the Covid-19 lockdown ahead of the first virtual legal aid ‘oscars’ ceremony. Winners of this year’s Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards will be revealed on Tuesday. The annual, glittering...

Challenging the means rules preventing women accessing legal aid

Season 3 of the Family Law Week podcast is here – listen to the latest podcast with myself and Rachel Cooper from Coram Chambers. We discuss the current high court case through which the Public Law Project and Beck Fitzgerald are seeking to challenge to the...

Legal Challenge to the Legal aid DA means test

Potentially game changing Legal Challenge to the Legal aid DA means test Yesterday the Public Law Project and Beck Fitzgerald Solicitors went to the high court to challenge the financial eligibility, or means rules that prevent so many women getting access to free...