27th October - Law News

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FOCUS OF THE DAY: The legal profession has presented a united front to call on Peers to urgently amend a Bill that will have a “chilling effect” on judicial review. The Bar Council, Law Society and Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) have warned that Pt 4 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill, currently in the House of Lords, will: restrict the use of protective costs orders (PCOs) limiting judicial review to the wealthy; expose people not party to judicial review, including friends, relatives and associates of claimants, to the financial risk of paying costs; discourage helpful contributions made by charities, NGOs and others by making them liable for costs; and shield public bodies from proper scrutiny when they act unlawfully. Full story - New Law Journal

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