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Regina (Humberstone) v Legal Services Commission (Lord Chancellor intervening) – WLR Daily

Regina (Humberstone) v Legal Services Commission (Lord Chancellor intervening) [2010] EWCA Civ 1479; [2010] WLR (D) 346

“The state’s obligation to conduct an effective investigation into a death (with the associated possible necessity to provide representation) did not arise in all cases where a death occurred while the deceased was in the care of the state but only in a much narrower range of cases where it was arguable that the state had breached its substantive obligations under art 2 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.”

WLR Daily, 22nd December 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Legal aid backlog leaves some defendants unrepresented – Law Society’s Gazette

“Delays in processing legal aid applications are leaving some defendants in London’s Crown and magistrates’ courts unrepresented, criminal solicitors have warned.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 16th December 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Regina (Secretary of State for the Home Department) v Assistant Deputy Coroner for Inner West London – WLR Daily

Regina (Secretary of State for the Home Department) v Assistant Deputy Coroner for Inner West London
[2010] EWHC 3098 (Admin); [2010] WLR (D) 305

“A coroner did not have power to receive sensitive evidence relating to the security service in a closed hearing in the absence of properly interested persons and their legal representatives.”

WLR Daily, 1st December 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Cadder v HM Advocate (HM Advocate General for Scotland and JUSTICE intervening) – WLR Daily

Cadder v HM Advocate (HM Advocate General for Scotland and JUSTICE intervening) [2010] UKSC 43 SC; [2010] WLR(D) 268

“An accused’s rights would, in principle, be irretrievably prejudiced if incriminating statements made during police interrogation without access to a lawyer were admitted in evidence at trial. Accordingly, s 14 of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 should be read and given effect so as to preclude the admission of such evidence, unless in the particular circumstances of the case there had been compelling reasons for restricting access to a lawyer.”

WLR Daily, 26th October 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Baby P mother denied inquest representation funding – BBC News

“Baby Peter’s mother and her boyfriend have been denied public funding to be represented at any resumed inquest into the child’s death.”

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BBC News, 21st September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Quality of legal aid is as important as access to a lawyer – The Guardian

“Justice for vulnerable clients can be frustrated when lawyers are not up to the job.”

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The Guardian, 17th September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Legal aid is in tatters and only long-term thinking can mend it – The Guardian

“The legal aid budget for asylum seekers is bloated because poor and rushed decisions are made early on – only radical reform, not cuts, can trim the bill.”

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The Guardian, 19th August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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