4th April - Law News

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FOCUS OF THE DAY: From 1 April, all new civil legal aid applications must be made through the Client and Cost Management System (CCMS), the Legal Aid Agency has said. The CCMS has proved controversial due to repeated complaints from practitioners experiencing technical difficulties with the system. Last week, family lawyers’ group Resolution wrote to the Agency asking them to delay compulsory use of the system as it was “not fit for purpose”. Resolution and the Legal Aid Practitioners Group (LAPG) released a joint statement this week expressing disappointment at the Agency’s decision to press ahead. They said more than two-thirds of users “reported regularly experiencing problems with CCMS in a recent survey”. Full story - New Law Journal

Saturday Conversations on Law
Today's video story:  On the backdrop of the Indian Supreme Courts decision on National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC), for the first time on Indian television, TIMES NOW brings you the biggest face between a union minister and a former Chief Justice of India. In the biggest debate of 2015, Union Minister Arun Jaitley is set to take on Former Chief Justice RM Lodha to put to rest the matter of greater authority between the legislature and judiciary.