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Weekly round-up of the top legal blogosphere posts

Access to justice is central to a fair society. Government must recognise the value of legal aid [Politics Home]

What is Force Majeure? And why is it now being mentioned in the context of Brexit? [Law and Policy Blog]

Legal profession sounds alarm over judicial review bill [Financial Times]

Will you need ID to vote? [A Lawyer Writes]

Law students could challenge marking on grounds of free speech [Legal Cheek]

Choosing an Inn of Court [Ishan Kolhatkar blog]

Does the SNP have the law on its side? [Prospect Magazine]

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

Joshua Rozenberg: The case against climate change [The Critic]

‘Victims are being let down and that’s happening on the government’s watch’ [Politics Home]

Unaccountability – The Disease within Government [UK Constitutional Law Association blog]

Big trouble in our little justice system [Scottish Legal News]

Will lawyer nomads become a thing? [Law Society Gazette]

Virtual student event: How to fund your SQE [Legal Cheek Events]

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Ellie Reeves is talking about alleged victims, not victims. This shows a fundamental misunderstanding of what the justice system is for and how it works.



No government is going to dramatically increase spending on Legal Aid, including Labour. There is no public appetite for it, the perception (to a large extent being correct) that lawyers charge too much.

The problem is that we’re over-legislated. There should be Legal Aid for everyone, with the current level there is a real risk that the courts will become irrelevant unless the amount of people being prosecuted falls.

And it isn’t so much that people can’t represent themselves, more that those who do aren’t treated fairly by the courts.


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