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LSB publishes literature review of legal needs – Legal Services Board

“The LSB has conducted a review of existing research literature into the needs of different groups of legal services consumers. The review summarises the legal needs of a variety of different groups, their methods of accessing legal services and where their needs are not met. The review helps to identify gaps in existing research and will be used to target our future research programme.”

The Legal Needs of Consumer Groups (PDF)

Legal Services Board, 21st April 2011

Source: www.legalservicesboard.org.uk

Woman jailed for killing autistic son, 12, with bleach – BBC News

“A mother has been jailed for killing her 12-year-old autistic son by making him drink bleach.”

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BBC News, 1st April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

£5m scheme to divert mentally ill offenders from prison – The Guardian

“The first stage in setting up a national service to divert mentally ill people from prison is due to be announced by the health secretary, Andrew Lansley, and the justice secretary, Ken Clarke.”

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The Guardian, 28th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Call to sue councils that are ‘failing the vulnerable’ – Law Society’s Gazette

“The case of a mentally ill man who attempted suicide after being discharged from hospital to a park bench has prompted mental health solicitors to call on lawyers to sue local authorities that fail to provide adequate healthcare for some of society’s most vulnerable members.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 17th March 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Broadmoor patient makes history with court appeal – The Independent

“A patient in Broadmoor Hospital who has spent more than two decades alongside some of Britain’s most dangerous criminals has won the right to have a review into his detention heard in public, The Independent has learned.”

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The Independent, 9th March 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

‘Phobia’ inmate’s bid to finish jail term at home fails – BBC News

“A prisoner who suffers social phobia has lost his legal fight to complete his jail term under curfew at home.”

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BBC News, 28th February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Anti-social convict goes to court to finish sentence at home – Daily Telegraph

“A convict with ‘severe social phobia’ has taken a prison governor to court for refusing to let him finish his sentence in privacy of his own home.”

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Daily Telegraph, 25th February 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk


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