25th July - Law News

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Focus of the Day Article:
A year after the government announced a U-turn over legal aid for vulnerable migrant children, the Ministry of Justice has finally laid draft legislation in parliament to make good on the promise. Once the statutory instrument, laid yesterday afternoon, is approved by parliament, immigration and citizenship matters for under-18s separated from their parents, or who are looked after by a local authority, will be brought back into the scope of legal aid. The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 cut swaths of civil law from the scope of public funding. Special provision was made for children under 18 in family law proceedings to obtain legal aid but not for migrant children.
Full story - The Law Society Gazette

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