October, 2014

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Legal Aid Agency granted four of 125 exceptional case funding applications

Though the Legal Aid Agency received 125 applications for exceptional case funding from April until June 2014, only four of these applications have so far been granted. A remaining 24 applications await a decision, while 79 were refused, 2 withdrawn, and 16 rejected. Exceptional case funding, or ECF, applications areRead More

Couple petition minister to add “heart” to civil partnership conversion

A Devon couple presented the Minister for Equalities with a 40,000 signature petition requesting a change to the regulations which govern the civil partnership to same sex marriage conversion. Conversion of civil partnerships into marriage will be allowed as of 10th December 2014. However according to the draft Regulations 2014Read More