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Final approval of court broadcasting proposals

Live television broadcasting in courts has received  final approval in the House of Commons. From October, broadcasting of  legal arguments and the final judgment will be allowed for criminal and civil cases in the Court of Appeal . The proposals will now be debated in the House of Lords prior to coming into effect, the Government then intends

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Proposed Consumer Law Changes

Last month the government unveiled the draft Consumers Rights Bill with the intention of simplifying consumer law. The draft brings together different overlapping areas from 8 different pieces of legislation into one, streamlined consumer Bill. As well as bringing together current pieces of legislation, the Bill will also introduce new rights for both consumers and

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New online application service for Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA)

New Online Application Service For Lasting Powers Of Attorney (LPA) The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has recently launched an online application service for those wishing to appoint an LPA (Lasting Powers of Attorney). The web tool has been designed to simplify the process for applicants.  The MoJ are hoping that this will lead to fewer

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Recent Legal Aid changes

Recent Legal Aid Changes Changes to legal aid (sometimes known as public funding) were implemented in April by the Ministry of Justice as an attempt to curtail the £2bn legal aid costs that England accumulates each year. What’s changed? An income threshold has been introduced. Those who have a disposable income of over £37,500 are

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