Victims of domestic violence will have more support in taking abusive former parters to court after the court of appeal quashed restrictions on obtaining legal aid in family court cases. The decision comes after women’s rights campaigners argued large numbers of victims were being unlawfully blocked from legal aid, forcing many who have endured rape and beating at the hands of their partners to face their abusers in court without legal representation.
‘Chicago Law’: Jean de Segonzac To Direct Backdoor Pilot For ‘Chicago’ Legal Spinoff
NBC’s proposed legal drama spinoff from Dick Wolf’s Chicago franchise, starring Philip Winchester, has locked in a key auspice. Jean de Segonzac, who has worked on Wolf series for almost two decades, has been tapped to direct the upcoming episode of Chicago PD that will serve as a embedded pilot for the potential legal Chicago offshoot, tentatively titled Chicago Law. That will be Episode 21 of the current third season of Chicago PD, which is slated to begin production in late March. Toplined by Strike Back alum Winchester, the series eyes a launch next season.
Speaker Ryan: 'We Are Making Legal Preparations if the President Tries to Break the Law'
President Obama "can try" to go around Congress in his attempt to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay Cuba, House Speaker Paul Ryan told news conference on Wednesday. "He has no authority to do so," Ryan added.
Ryan reminded reporters that Congress voted overwhelmingly for the National Defense Authorization Act, which contains a provision saying the president may not move Guantanamo inmates to U.S. soil.
Cherie Blair's law firm has banked £1.6million in a year after a series of legal deals with dictatorships and autocratic governments. Cherie Blair's law firm has banked £1.6 million in cash in a year after a series of legal deals with autocratic governments, it has emerged.
Omnia Strategy, which Mrs Blair set up in 2011, has offices in London and Washington DC and claims to be 'a pioneering international law firm that provides strategic counsel to governments, corporates and private clients'.
Hidden Crown Law investigation revealed
The state government's powerful legal section, which is locked in a bitter internal workplace row, was previously investigated over allegations of misconduct and mismanagement after a referral from an anti-corruption watchdog agency. No public announcement has ever been made laying out the results of the probe into Crown Law, a legal section in the Justice Department, in 2011.