17th February 2015
The story of drawn out courtroom battles, where parties are unable to afford DNA testing and establish paternity, has been commonplace in courtrooms across the country.
From September 2015 that will all change as Judges will have the power and funding to order DNA Testing. Justice Minister Simon Hughes said “Unambiguous and conclusive DNA Tests will prove parentage and help to end acrimonious and embarrassing court battles."
The... Read More
18th April 2014
LEGAL AID LAWYER OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2014 – SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED
Finalists include solicitor who exposed police spying on protestors
The solicitor whose work led to an unprecedented public inquiry into the role of undercover police officers; and leading campaigners against the legal aid cuts, are among those short-listed in this year's Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards.
Mike Schwarz, partner at Bindmans, was selected for the short-list... Read More
21st July 2013
The 2013 Legal Aid Lawyer of the year awards were a huge success with the standard of entries being exceptional. As a sponsor of the awards it was a real privilege to meet not only the winners and individuals nominated but to see and feel the support and dedication from everyone in the room.
Held at the Globe Theatre in London we bore witness to over 300 outstanding individuals all coming together to celebrate their love of legal aid work.... Read More