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Evidence, Practice and Procedure: Three points from the funding jungle

Date:19 APR 2013
Solicitor Advocate

David Burrows - Practice of Family Law: Evidence and Procedure

David Burrows

What follows is not said to bolster any lawyer's union or to bleat about hard times: it is to warn how slender is the thread of the rule of law. Society depends on it being nurtured always. Legal representation at the right place and the right time is essential to that nurture: for the sake of children their parents and others who need the law to resolve their issues. The present Lord Chancellor has a job to uphold the rule of law. With yet further cuts proposed he merely threatens it and derelicts his post still further.

Three cheers - five six and more if possible - for Sir Alan Ward (as he now is) - for his comments in Wright v Michael Wright Supplies Ltd [2013] EWCA Civ 234. He lamented the lack of legal aid in a bitter litigation struggle in effect...

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