26th April - Law News

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FOCUS OF THE DAY:  Legal aid cuts have led to surge in DIY defence, says charity. Report finds rise in number of people appearing in court without lawyer, while experts warn vulnerable defendants are having to fend for themselves. Full story - Guardian Law

Saturday Conversations on Law
Today's video story: After Theresa May says Britain should leave the European convention on human rights, Patrick Stewart, Adrian Scarborough and Sarah Solemani expose the problems in the Conservative plan for a UK bill of rights. This satirical take on the classic Monty Python sketch asks ‘what has the European Convention on Human Rights ever done for us?’ Apart from the right to a fair trial, freedom from slavery, freedom from torture ...