Nottinghamshire Police records misogyny as a hate crime

Harassment of women is to be recorded as a hate crime in a bid to tackle sexist abuse. Nottinghamshire Police said it would expand its categories to include misogynistic incidents. It means abuse or harassment which might not be a crime can be reported to and investigated by the police, and support for the victim […]

‘Delays in cases coming to court is denying people justice,’ says retiring Leicester judge

Popular judge Simon Hammond has hung up his wig and robes after 23 years on the Bench – with a warning that increasing delays in cases coming to court is denying people justice. He said in his retirement speech at a packed Leicester Crown Court: “Justice delayed is justice denied. “We must not be sucked […]

Legal aid contributions decision to face judicial review

The Court of Appeal has granted permission for a judicial review of a Legal Aid Agency decision on capital contributions, urging ‘meaningful negotiations’ between the parties to prevent further costs being incurred for the relatively small sums at stake. The judgment, Cleland v Lord Chancellor, states that Martin Cleland was granted legal aid in June […]

Unregulated online divorce providers service 10-13% of the market

The Legal Services Board (LSB) has published the findings of its unregulated providers research project which, it says, significantly advances understanding of unregulated provision of legal services. The LSB’s 2016 individual legal needs survey indicated that the size of the unregulated sector is smaller than originally thought. This new research suggests consumers are using unregulated […]

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