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  • Faye Williamson - Family Law
    The Consequences of diminished Legal Aid
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    The courts have seen a 27% increase in private family law applications last month (these are generally regarding where a child should live and how often they should see the non-resident parent).   The number of cases currently being heard by the courts is now twice that of what it was two years ago. This… Learn more

  • Faye Williamson - Family Law
    Did you know you can get fixed fee divorce after the legal aid cuts
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      The reduction in Legal Aid which came into force in April 2013 has meant that many people are left to struggle with large legal bills or take on a DIY divorce.   Here at Edward Hands and Lewis we have devised a fixed fee which will assist everyone who fits into the above category…. Learn more

  • Emma Fuller - Wills, Probate and LPA
    How can you get the legal help you need without legal aid?
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    We are already seeing the signs of people being affected by the reduction in the scope of legal aid, especially in our Loughborough office where our Market Street location encourages more people to simply pop in for advice.  But the withdrawal of Legal Aid doesn’t mean that solicitors can’t help any more. At Edward Hands… Learn more

  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    Legal Aid Cuts Increase Demand on Student Advice
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        With more and more people finding themselves without recourse to public funds to help with their legal problems, universities are reporting increased demand on their advice clinics.   With the success of the student Pro Bono movement in the US, many UK universities are offering free legal advice clinics, supervised by qualified lawyers…. Learn more

  • Leanne Hathaway - Tax and Trusts
    New migrants to the UK will have to wait a year for legal aid
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    Migrants who come to the UK will now have to wait for a year before they are entitled to receive civil legal aid, it will be announced this week. The minister for justice, Chris Grayling will make the announcement in what is another example of the government’s tougher approach to immigration. Grayling has said that… Learn more

  • Faye Williamson - Family Law
    Prison inmates face legal aid ban for “unnecessary legal cases”
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    Prisoners who pursue complaints against the prison systems will no longer receive legal aid for this the government has announced.   Justice Secretary Chris Mayling has said that complaint cases should be dealt with by the by the prison service and not using taxpayers money.   In what has been described as “unnecessary legal cases”… Learn more

  • Leanne Hathaway - Tax and Trusts
    How will legal aid changes affect you?
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      With effect from 1 April 2013, the scope of services covered by legal aid will be reduced significantly and legal aid funding will be withdrawn for the most frequently seen family disputes, such as divorce and client contact. The old rules If you were financially eligible, legal aid was available towards all aspects of… Learn more

  • Leanne Hathaway - Tax and Trusts
    Changes to Legal Aid from April 2013
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    In an effort to cut the legal aid bill in England and Wales by £350m a year, the funding availability has now greatly reduced, with these changes coming in from April 2013. The restrictions in family law matters, such as divorce and custody battles, will most greatly impact on our clients. We expect this to… Learn more


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