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Victory for campaign groups as MOJ changes legal aid evidence requirements for survivors of domestic violenceFebruary 24 2017
We are delighted to see that the Government has brought in changes to the evidence requirements for legal aid for family cases so as to remove the time limit on evidence, and to include statements from domestic violence organisations.
Home Office disclosure reveals efforts to reduce the numbers of Eritrean nationals granted asylum, with serious consequences for Eritrean unaccompanied minors in France.January 23 2017
Under the Freedom of Information Act, PLP, acting on behalf of an individual, has obtained information from the Home Office which reveals that a visit by its officials to Eritrea in December 2014 was made with the specific objective of securing a reduction in the grant rate of Eritrean asylum claims, which at the time was over 85%.
November 25 2016
The Bach Commission on Access to Justice has today published its interim report into legal aid. PLP submitted evidence to the Commission, which has found that individuals are being denied access to justice and that LASPO has produced a “crisis in the justice system”. The report identifies a number of factors that have contributed to this, including the failings of the exceptional funding scheme and the gateway telephone service.