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Whistleblowing judge sues Ministry of Justice over courtroom dangers in an under-resourced system

District judge Claire Gilham is suing the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), having said that budget cuts and slashed legal aid have put pressure on the legal system and even exposed the judiciary to violence. In an interview with The Guardian,

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Justice Committee calls on government to scrap criminal courts charge, in new report

court gavel. Photo by Jo Gratz

The House of Commons Justice Committee has today released a report which calls for the repeal of the criminal courts charge, introduced in April 2015, just prior to the general election. The report considers the effects of the introduction of

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New figures reveal victims face a ‘postcode lottery’ in the justice system

Source: BBC, http://bbc.in/1ir5am5

The BBC has obtained figures from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) revealing that victims face a ‘postcode’ lottery in the justice system. The figures show that magistrates in England and Wales, whose courts process about 90 per cent of all

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Justice is under attack

The government is fragmenting the justice system, privatising policing, probation and prison services, closing courts, slashing the legal aid budget and making drastic cuts to funding. This will undermine the system, reduce access to justice and put public safety at risk.

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