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WFW helps raise over £600,000 to support social welfare lawyers through SWQSF

Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) is delighted to announce that it has helped raise over £600,000 to help support the next generation of social welfare lawyers through the Solicitor’s Qualifying Exam (“SQE”) by supporting the Social Welfare Solicitors Qualification Fund (“SWQSF”) initiative which provides...

Family Mediation Week kicks off in Leeds with separating parents urged to avoid courtroom conflict

Parents living in Yorkshire who have decided to divorce or separate in 2023 are being encouraged to find out how they can avoid court proceedings to agree parenting arrangements and money, with the launch of Family Mediation Week, 16 – 20 January. The various pressures...

CILEX Chair Professor releases statement following government announcement

Following the government announcement that there will be a review into civil legal aid, Chair Professor of CILEX, Chris Bones, has responded. The government announcement explained that they will explore options for improving the sustainability of the legal aid system for people facing civil and...

Barristers who ‘walk out’ may face disciplinaries

Barristers who take part in action over legal aid reforms could face disciplinary proceedings. This week they voted to escalate legal aid action through no returns and no new instructions but the lord chief justice has warned that those who start action on Monday may...

Government has all but forced criminal barristers to take serious action, says leading QC

In response to the recent reports of a ballot on potential court walkouts over Legal Aid, Michelle Heeley QC, Leader of the Midlands Circuit and Barrister at No5 Barristers’ Chambers commented: “As the decision to adopt a ‘no returns policy’ has not made the Government...

‘Woefully inadequate’ government proposals could threaten justice

The Law Society of England and Wales has announced its response to the government’s consultation on criminal legal aid. Its president I. Stephanie Boyce, said the proposed government funding would not maintain the criminal defence profession to uphold justice. She stressed: "Our criminal justice system is...