Beck Fitzgerald in the Court of Appeal

Beck Fitzgerald in the Court of Appeal

Beck Fitzgerald are proud to be representing two of the Appellants in the seminal case before the Court of Appeal, where the court are considering important issues concerning the treatment of domestic abuse in private law proceedings involving children including:...
Two major breakthroughs for access to justice

Two major breakthroughs for access to justice

Clients from Beck Fitzgerald have put themselves forward to help us challenge two particularly unfair rules in the application of the legal aid ‘means test’. Trapped capital The brilliant Public Law Project took this matter to judicial review regarding the Legal Aid...
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...