Cavity Wall Insulation (CWI) has proved to be an ongoing scandal affecting literally millions of people in the UK. An estimated 4 million homes had work done which was below standard and the extraction of inappropriate or badly injected insulation has in many cases resulted in further problems created by the very people who…

A mother who falsely accused a Primark security guard of assault pleads guilty, admitting intent to pervert the course of justice after wrongly stating that her daughter was snatched from her whilst breastfeeding. Caroline Starmer had posted a status to her Facebook that the security guard at the Primark store in Huberstone Gate, Leicester, had…

What is Legal Aid and how does it affect Criminal Law proceedings? Legal aid is designed by the government, to help those with limited means to pay for court proceedings. Although in recent years, there has been a sharp decline in the amount of legal aid distributed to those who need it, and charities like…

Organisers of the 2015 Rugby World Cup are warning that there has been a huge rise in the circulation of fake tickets for the upcoming games. Those wishing to attend the finals are to be reminded that on tickets bought from official sources will be valid. Tickets for the general public can only be obtained…

It was confirmed this week by Justice minister Dominic Raab, that proposals for the new British Bill of Rights would be brought forward this autumn, an act that will see the Human Rights Act abolished. Raab himself said it would take the time to get the new bill right, and it is often stated that…

In recent years the UK has seen a large trend regarding the frequent posting of private and explicit photographic material to social media in order to distress and degrade a former partner who may be publically shamed or humiliated in an act of malicious behaviour. On Tuesday, Paige Mitchell was prosecuted for the sharing of…

A McKenzie friend assists a litigant in person in a court of law in England and Wales. A McKenzie does not need to be legally qualified. The crucial point is that litigants in person are entitled to have assistance, lay or professional, unless there are exceptional circumstances. Legal aid cuts have meant that a growing…

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