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Tory judicial review plans risk 'rule of tyranny'

Considerable alarm has been prompted by Conservative Party plans to review the judicial review process. It says in its 2019 election manifesto that it intends to set up a Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission, in its first year in government, to consider judicial review and other constitutional issues, including updating the Human Rights Act (HRA)

Better access to legal aid for separated migrant children

Migrant children separated from their parents can now get faster and easier access to legal aid, after new legislation came into force today.

All’s fair: legal challenges to hospital closure consultation

Two recent cases on hospital closures suggest that public bodies may have to provide more detailed justification for their decisions, explains Michael Imperato

Patients at risk: revisiting the extent of public bodies’ duties

While establishing that all psychiatric patients, regardless of status, are owed the same duty, the European Court of Human Rights has also minimised the meaningfulness of its decision in practice, says Laura Davidson

Law Society urges government to rectify ‘legal aid deserts’

The Law Society has published figures today revealing that 184 local authorities in the UK have no publicly funded legal advice for housing.

Social media pitfalls

In light of the SRA’s principles, Joshua Lenon provides guidance to lawyers on the correct use of social media

One last last word

Richard Barr looks back on a 40-year love affair with a legal journal dedicated to the interests of solicitors