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Shortlist announced for the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards 2015

The shortlist of this year’s finalists in this year’s Legal Aid Practitioners Group ‘Legal Aid Lawyers of the Year Awards’ has been announced.  Matrix Legal Aid Link is delighted to be sponsoring the ‘Outstanding Achievement’ award. Winners will be announced at a ceremony in central London on 1 July 2015. For more information about LAPG […]

Supreme Court overturns injunction to prevent publication of autobiography

The Supreme Court has unanimously overturned an injunction that prevented a well-known musician, James Rhodes, from publishing an autobiography describing his experience as a victim of serious childhood sexual abuse.  The Court of Appeal had banned the publication under the obscure “Wilkinson v Downton tort” on the basis that “vividly descriptive” passages within the book […]

Court of Appeal holds public law issues not for Court of Protection

The appellant suffered from profound disabilities and lacked the capacity to make relevant decisions for himself. When he turned 19 a clinical commissioning group (ACCG) took over responsibility from the local authority for the funding of the appellant’s care. The appellant’s parents contended that ACCG ought to facilitate contact with the appellant in their home. […]