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Category Archives: Judicial Review

Solicitors in Portsmouth

Swain & Co Solicitors in Portsmouth offer diverse Legal services with a personalised service that is purely for individuals. Our Solicitors in Portsmouth are at the forefront of helping people with their legal problems, providing legal advice and representation in a variety of matters, including Medical Negligence, Personal Injury, Family law, Divorce, Care Proceedings, Community…
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Swain & Co is fighting for Prisoners’ Rights at the Supreme Court

Swain & Co is fighting for Prisoners' Rights at the Supreme Court today (20 May 2014) Sara Pritt of Swain & Co Solicitors is currently at the Supreme Court involved in a case regarding prisoners' rights to progress their sentences. Please see the below link for live access to the case:- http://news.sky.com/info/supreme-court The UK Supreme…
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Judicial review of prison law cuts.

Permission has been given for an oral permission hearing in respect of a challenge to the government’s cuts to legal aid for prisoners. This means that there will be a hearing before 21st March in the High Court in London. The judicial review is being brought by the Howard League for Reform and the Prisoners…
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Judicial Review reforms announced yesterday

Yesterday the Ministry of Justice published the Government response to the consultation 'Judicial Review: proposals for further reform.'  This sets out the package of reform that the Government intends to take forward.  You can read more about it at this link: https://consult.justice.gov.uk/digital-communications/judicial-review Swain & Co submitted a detailed response to the proposals and there were…
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Retired Judge criticises ‘ideological’ legal aid reform

A retired Court of Appeal Judge has warned that the Government’s proposals to restrict legal aid for judicial review will turn the clock back 50 years and perpetrate ‘significant and damaging injustice’. Sir Henry Brooke spoke to the Law Gazette and said that plans to save £1million a year through the introduction of residency tests…
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Judicial Review launched in bid to save Leeds Child heart surgery

Save Our Surgery group have launched a judicial review to legally challenge the plans to end the child heart surgery at Leeds General Infirmary. Last July, an official review concluded that Leeds General Infirmary should stop operations so that care could be concentrated at fewer, larger sites. Instead, children will need to travel to Newcastle…
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Swain & Co fight Judicial Review changes

Swain & Co solicitors are fighting for prisoners, to preserve their rights to Judicial Review. We have joined other campaigners in a fight against proposed Government changes, which are led by the media and will affect the access, speed and effectiveness of Judicial Review. Our representations have been prepared by our expert prison law solicitors…
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Legal Aid reforms update

The government has been defeated in the House of Lords over welfare benefits. Lord Bach raised concerns over the fact that there is automatic legal aid for any client who gets to the second tier or upper tribunal (that is the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court) on welfare law cases. However, there is…
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Judicial review of train contract reveals flaws

The government has admitted that a huge blunder occurred in the awarding of the West Coast Main Line to FirstGroup, revealed on the eve of the High Court challenge from Virgin. Virgin Trains, who has the contract taken away from them from 6th December, called the judicial review into the bidding process. But, a shock…
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Swain & Co. Success: Prisoners Housing Rights

Swain & Co. we are pleased to be able to offer our clients a range of services and often can use the combined expertise of departments to promote the rights of our clients. This was exactly what happened in our recent success for a client. The combined efforts of our Prison Law team and our…
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