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The latest criminal legal aid regime came into force on 1 April for all grants of legal aid made on or after that date.

Bar Association concedes and overturns rule preventing lawyers from giving free services to the poor.

After months of insightful articles in the legal blogosphere expressing contempt over the government's proposed legal aid reforms, lawyers finally went public in recent weeks holding demonstrations outside parliament and the Ministry of Justice.

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine ratified the agreement with the United Arab Emirates on mutual legal assistance in civil, commercial and criminal matters, ForUm correspondent reports.

A Saint John judge is calling on Legal Aid New Brunswick to explain why its lawyers failed to show up in two recent court cases.

Criminal defence lawyers won't be bound by fixed legal aid fees if they can come up with a case for more money to be spent.

Reforms may not produce significant savings as it would result in more unrepresented litigants and longer hearings, says Lord Neuberger.

Suspects or accused persons will be entitled to access to a lawyer before the start of any questioning by the police and throughout criminal proceedings wherever they are in the EU, under a deal struck by Parliament and Council negotiators on 28 May and endorsed by the Civil Liberties Committee on Wednesday.

The Open Society Justice Initiative has welcomed an agreement between the European Parliament and European Council on a new EU directive on the right of access to a lawyer in criminal proceedings.

A killer who raped and strangled his seven-year-old niece has been given tens of thousands of pounds in legal aid to demand the right to vote.