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Blog 13 May 2022

A tenant’s best friend?

No one should be placed in the cruel position of having to choose between their pets and a home. Yet this is a problem that...

Blog 29 April 2022

Abolishing section 21 notices: The Renters’ Reform Bill and why it matters

The White Paper putting forward the Renters’ Reform Bill, first proposed in April 2019, is due in May. It will lay out a set of suggested...

Blog 1 April 2022

Are criminal barristers on strike?

Who are criminal barristers? Anyone can find themselves supporting a loved one accused of a crime, or find themselves accused of a crime. If this...

Blog 19 January 2022

Aarif Abraham’s ‘A Constitution of the People and How to Achieve It’ – a review

Here’s a question for the next pub quiz: Which country’s constitution is to be found in Annex IV of a peace treaty? The answer is...

Blog 22 October 2021

Re C – the Court of Appeal’s view

Re C [2021] EWCA Civ 1527 The Court of Appeal has today handed down judgment in the case of Re C – the appeal from...

Blog 20 October 2021

The Judicial Review & Courts Bill: What does it mean for Inquests?

The Judicial Review & Courts Bill is soon set to have its Second Reading in Parliament. The Bill as proposed will make wide-ranging changes to...

Blog 11 October 2021

What about the merits? – Ziegler and defences to protest action

‘The reason we’re all here – it’s the elephant in the room’ Representing protestors at court can feel distant and distinct from what has really...

Blog 2 June 2021

GCN’s Lucy Mair is part of the research team which produced the recent report: “Access to legal advice and representation for survivors of modern slavery”

Last week the Centre for the Study of International Slavery at the University of Liverpool, ANTI TRAFFICKING AND LABOUR EXPLOITATION UNIT (ATLEU) LIMITED and the Rights Lab at the University...

Blog 10 May 2021

Free help for EU nationals to confirm their immigration status by 30 June 2021

It is now less than 8 weeks to go until the deadline for EU nationals to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (Appendix EU of...

Blog 6 May 2021

The judgment in Howard v Secretary of State for the Home Department and the good character requirement in Windrush cases

The case of Howard, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] EWHC 1023 (Admin) is a tragic example...

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