VICTORIA'S senior criminal courts are in crisis as controversial budget cuts put in jeopardy all complex trials relying on legal aid.
Australia will not fund the legal defence of asylum seekers charged with crimes in Nauru or Manus Island detention centres, the department of immigration has confirmed.
Legal aid funding cuts will make it harder for prisoners to get advice on internal disciplinary issues.
Foreign migrants are to be banned from obtaining legal aid for civil claims until they have lived in Britain for at least a year.
Justice secretary Chris Grayling says action could be taken to stop prisoners bringing 'unnecessary legal cases'
Why should millionaires get taxpayer-funded legal advice? It’s a question that the Evening Standard has long been asking.
New powers to seize and sell off the cars of convicted criminals to help cover their legal aid bills will be introduced as part of plans to cut the cost of the scheme.
Plans to make further savings to the £2bn bill for legal aid in England and Wales have been announced by Justice Secretary Chris Grayling.
Ukraine now requires the police to inform a legal aid center about all arrests, so that anyone who cannot afford to pay for a defence lawyer can be provided with free legal advice by a lawyer from a register drawn up by the Ministry of Justice.
Director-General of Legal Aid Council, Mrs Joy Bob-Manuel, has called on the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Abubakar, to issue a Force Order, ordering policemen to inform suspects, upon arrest, of their rights to have their lawyers present during interrogation.