Legal Aid Reforms

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Legal aid reforms: government promises to listen On 20 December 2011 the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offender’s Bill will be scrutinised in committee. The bill was already subject to considerable criticism when debated during its second reading in the House of Lords on 21 November 2011. Criticism was widespread throughout the Lords and across the political parties. Only … Read More

Employment Changes

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Employment law – the government’s proposed changes to create jobs The Business Secretary, Vince Cable, has recently announced the government’s plans for employment law reform with the declared intention of clearing away “the structural barriers to economic growth” to give employers “the confidence to take on new workers” and “create new jobs”. His plans (if they become law) could have … Read More