Brexit: High Court hearing challenge to Article 50 strategy

The need for Parliament to give its approval before the Brexit process starts is of huge “constitutional importance”, the High Court has heard. QC Lord Pannick said the case “raises an issue… concerning the limits of the power of the Executive”. The High Court is considering whether ministers can invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon […]

Legal Aid Cuts Hurt Disadvantaged And Marginalised People, Amnesty Report Warns

Vulnerable, marginalised and disadvantaged people are having their human rights compromised as a result of cuts to legal aid, a charity has warned. In a report released Tuesday, Amnesty International says that it has become substantially more difficult for children and young people, migrants and refugees to receive free legal representation since a major change […]

Tougher penalties proposed for carrying a knife

People caught carrying knives in the street will be jailed for longer under new proposals. Carrying a knife while in a group or gang, or filming attacks for social media could also spell more jail time. The Sentencing Council for England and Wales says it wants sentences to better recognise public concern amid a rise […]

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