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...

Domestic violence victim denied legal aid seeks judicial review

Woman contests rules that could force her to cross-examine ex-partner in court A victim of domestic violence, who is surviving on universal credit but has been denied legal aid in a battle to hold on to her home, is challenging strict regulations that could force her...
Improving access to justice for victims of abuse

Improving access to justice for victims of abuse

We have actively been involved in improving access to justice by widening the gateway criteria for victims of abuse to secure legal aid. We are actively working with government during Covid-19 to better provide for victims of abuse left even more vulnerable during...

Solicitor spends hours on a call for update on abuse injunctions

Solicitor spends hours in call queue for update on abuse injunctions Taken from the Law Society Gazette 22 April 2020 By Monidipa Fouzder A solicitor spent a total of two-and-a-half hours in one day waiting on the phone to the courts to get an update on two emergency...