Vulnerable Clients

New call on parliament to look again at introducing assisted dying laws

Terminally ill patient’s lawyer suggests framework for individuals with six months t

11 Jan 2017

Munby P could face MPs over vulnerable witnesses reform

‘Legal aid cuts have left working with the country’s most vulnerable in the family courts impossibl

05 Jan 2017

Controversial deputies

Ruth Hughes considers two recent Court of Protection cases which raised questions over the appointment o

22 Dec 2016

Judge allows treatment withdrawal for minimally conscious patient

Official Solicitor understood to have applied for permission t

20 Dec 2016

Universal credit and other sad tales of welfare reform

It’s vital that solicitors are aware of the workings of the universal credit system and prepared for its impact on low-income and vulnerable clients, says Jayn

19 Dec 2016

The dangers of sending damages

Philippa Barton advises on what to be aware of when acting for vulnerable clients and those receiving benefits, and how to safeguard clients who may not be able to manage a damages award in their ow

06 Dec 2016

Court hears rare treatment withdrawal application for minimally conscious patien

Mr Justice Charles criticises Legal Aid Agency for advancing any argument ‘to avoid paying lega

29 Nov 2016

Rabbit in headlights

Online courts could make justice more accessible, but let’s not be blinded by the bright light, says Jean-Yve

16 Nov 2016

Online dispute resolution must secure access to justice for the vulnerable

Government is ‘flogging off valuable capital without a proper plan for alternatives’, say

18 Oct 2016