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Can student lawyer volunteers plug the legal aid gaps?

A recent Guardian article highlighted how university law centres will become ever more important in the light of the cuts that will result from the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012. Lawyers have always offered some form … Continue reading

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The Campaign goes on

Readers of this blog may have noticed a recent rare good news story in the press about charity archives. After several years of protracted negotiation, the records of leading development organisation Oxfam are to be donated to the Bodleian Library … Continue reading

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Campaigning through the Courts

Occasionally in the news we see examples of people taking the government to court with the backing of voluntary organisations. Some have even gone to court with the government to attack other vested interests. They can even use the legal … Continue reading

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Miliband and humanitarian independence

Thanks to ongoing online and offline commentary, the dust has not settled on David Miliband’s announcement that he is leaving electoral politics to join the International Rescue Committee (IRC). One highly critical take by Michiel Hofman of Médecins sans Frontières … Continue reading

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Spirit of ’45 – A review

The special launch screening of Director Ken Loach’s new film “Spirit of ‘45” was sold out at my local cinema, but this weekend I eventually made it along to watch this documentary charting the creation of the British welfare state.  … Continue reading

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