Monthly Archives: February 2012

Advice Fund only covers half of charities in need

Date: 27th February 2012 Categories:

LAG has learnt that applications to the Advice Services Fund, which was established by the Cabinet Office to offset the impact of the cuts on advice centres in the current year, have outweighed the cash available by more than double. …

Further concession on legal aid bill

Date: 23rd February 2012 Categories:

It looks like a Liberal Democrat peer has inadvertently admitted to members of the Justice for All campaign that the government is going to amend the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill (known as the Legal Aid Bill) …

Foreign national prisoners

Date: 9th February 2012 Categories:

Last night LAG launched its latest book, Foreign National Prisoners: law and practice. The law permits prisoners from foreign countries to continue being detained on completion of their sentences pending deportation. The book discusses the legal procedures which permit this, …

Legal aid bill domestic violence concession?

Date: 3rd February 2012 Categories:

So far the government has made two concessions on the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill (‘the Legal Aid Bill’), currently in the committee stage of the House of Lords. It seems more concessions might be on the …