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Jessica Simor QC appeared alongside Lord Hope and others on the BBC Radio 4 programme ‘Unreliable evidence’ on Saturday 23 May talking about the military, combat immunity and human rights. To listen to the programme please click here.
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 […]
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 […]
Kingsley Burrell, a 29 year old Black man from Birmingham, died on 31 March 2011 following a prolonged and brutal restraint by police and a failure by medical staff to provide basic medical care. The 6 week inquest into his death has concluded with a verdict of neglect, amidst a raft of critical findings including […]
An inquest has ruled that Paul McGuigan who was shot dead in Iraq in 2009 was unlawfully killed. Paul McGuigan was one of two shot dead in 2009 in Baghdad by Danny Fitzsimons when hired for close protection duties in Iraq. A third guard, an Iraqi, was also shot but survived. Fitzsimons is currently serving […]