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Kim Elledge becomes Consultant

Milner Elledge are pleased to announce that from 1st July 2016 former Partner Kim Elledge will join the firm as Consultant. Kim had been with the firm since 1995 and her wealth of experience has added to the a growing team that has already seen 2 new members join thisRead More

Legal Aid changes targeting children

Children’s rights continue to be given more priority especially by the UNCRC. Various policies that are supposed to work in the best interest of children have been developed. However, according to a report by the Joint Committee on Human Rights, some of these policies are working against the best interestRead More

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The new legal aid digital system is slammed by Resolution chair

The Client Cost and Management System (CCMS) is a topic that has caused controversy. This system was adopted by the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) and it cost 35 million pounds. That is quite a large amount of money for a system that does not work effectively, at least according toRead More

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Open letter to next Gov. to return Legal Aid

Victims of domestic violence who have suffered due to injustice will be able to receive help if what the Labour proposes will be adopted. An open letter was signed in The Guardian by 100 judges, doctors, peers and lawyers who are working in the civil and criminal justice system. TheRead More

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Legal Aid Scope and Eligibility Changes Bring About Positive Results

Since 2013 when the changes to the implementation of Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (LASPO) came about there has been a significant turnaround in the amount of cases disposed of in the Family Courts. Statistics released by the Family Court for the three month period of OctoberRead More

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Resolution Aims to Give Children a Voice during Divorce or Separation through Mediation Process

The recent recommendation that children 10 years and older should be included by way of family mediation sessions has been welcomed by the Resolution. Their spokesperson Karin Walker expressed the fact that the Government’s support of this principle was encouraging and would give young people the chance to have theirRead More

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Call By Local Government Association Aims to Stop CSE in Its Tracks

The LGA aims to put an abrupt end to CSE with the introduction of “disruption orders” that would function on the same principles as Anti-Social Behaviour Orders and Domestic Violence Protection Orders. Local authorities are tired of their hands being tied when it comes to intervening in child sexual exploitationRead More

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Children’s Rights under Threat as the Government Implements Changes to Legal Aid

The UNCRC Committee expresses its disappointment in how the government has failed to eradicate child poverty and put necessary child rights first. As of 2010 Children’s Rights has been placed firmly in the spotlight; with the UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) specifically working to putRead More

Changes To Legal Aid Reported As Limiting Resources For Victims Of Domestic Violence

Citizens Advice has reported that changes to legal aid in 2013 have affected the amount of help that 60% of advisers can offer to victims of domestic abuse. The survey across the Citizens Advice network has found that one of the biggest barriers to support for victims is now theRead More