Statement on LGFS cuts

Posted on February 27, 2017 by admin

Big Firms’ Group statement in response to MoJ cuts proposals February 27, 2017 In response to the latest consultation with regards cuts to the LGFS and Court Appointed fees, the Big Firms’ Group calls on the Lord Chancellor to meet with all relevant stakeholders to better understand the issues regarding…


Mental Health – The gender divide

Posted on November 11, 2016 by admin

A recent YouGov survey (on behalf of the Mental Health Foundation), the largest of its kind, recently surveyed 2,500 people with mental health difficulties.  The results showed that 28 per cent of men had not sought medical help, this is compared to 19 per cent of women. The “keep calm…


World Mental Health Day

Posted on October 10, 2016 by admin

WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY The prevalence of serious mental illness (including depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder) is reported as being present in at least 25-30% of homeless people.. The most quoted source on the extent of mental health in the adult population in the UK suggests that the prevalence of…


Youth offending and the age of criminal responsibility

Posted on August 30, 2016 by admin

Kiss Chase, Doctor’s and Nurses and the age of Criminal Responsibility A recent article in the Telegraph entitled ‘When did a game of Doctors and Nurses become a sex crime?’ caught my attention. The writer discusses ‘sexual offences being committed by children in reception class’. She writes that according to…


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