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Christian Legal Centre fights more than 50 religious discrimination cases – The Guardian

“The Christian group that backed an electrician in his battle to display a crucifix in his company van says it now has more than 50 similar cases on its books.”

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The Guardian, 1st May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Family court service Cafcass criticised by MPs – BBC News

“The organisation which provides legal help for children in care cases is ‘not fit for purpose’, a group of MPs says.”

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BBC News, 11th November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

New pilot to increase sustainability and efficiency of law centres – Ministry of Justice

“Legal Aid Minister, Willy Bach has strengthened the government’s commitment to ensuring a sustainable future for social welfare law.”

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Ministry of Justice, 28th January 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Family lawyer fears over guardians’ ‘dangerous’ caseloads – Law Society’s Gazette

“Leading family lawyer Christina Blacklaws has hit out at the ‘dangerous’ workload of employed guardians at the Children and Family Court Advisory Service (Cafcass).”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 8th October 2009

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Shifting sands – Law Society’s Gazette

“Time may be running out for the pioneering law centres movement, born 40 years ago at the high point of 1960s idealism. Jon Robins reports on the sector’s struggle for survival.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 15th May 2008

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Now, even the pro bono units can’t afford to stay open – The Times

“The shake-up in legal aid is having a devastating effect on law centres – hitting some of those most deserving of legal help.”

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The Times, 17th April 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Legal Opinion: Financial crisis pushes law centres to the brink – The Independent

“Lawyers working in law centres are often the last hope for people in desperate situations. Robert Verkaik, Law Editor, reports on hard times from the legal coal-face.”

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The Independent, 19th March 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk


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