Coming up first is Aster v Akerman Livingstone, on 10 December.
Hotak v London Borough of Southwark has been moved and is now scheduled together with two more cases, Kanu v London Borough of Southwark and Johnson v Solihull MBC, on 15 to 17 December. Central question: What is “vulnerability”, in housing matters?
Dutch royalty on Canadian TV (snippets from an interview).
Princess Mabel of Orange. She’s been a human rights advocate for a long time.
The article in the Law Gazette has the story: here.
The full report (2020 Legal Services How regulators should prepare for the future) is available here.
Last month, Minister of State for Justice Simon Hughes announced that £2 million has been set aside towards a package of support for LIPs, with the apparent primary aim of resolving disputes without the involvement of the courts, but also supporting LiPs if their disputes do make it to the courts. That’s what various legal publications published. The Guardian, however, spoke of 1.4 million per year.
The funding is intended for the following:
- Expansion of the Personal Support Unit (currently only present at a few locations in the UK);
- The RCJ Advice Bureau (which helps claimants and defendants at the High Court or Court of Appeal at the Royal Court of Justice & County Courts across England and Wales, the family court at the Principal Registry of the Family Division or any other family court, and
the bankruptcy court at the Royal Court of Justice);
- LawWorks (he country’s leading legal pro bono charity for solicitors, in-house counsel, mediators and students); and
- Law for Life, a public legal education charity.
This initiative is the result of the November 2011 report “Access to Justice for Litigants in Person (or self-represented litigants)“.
Go ahead and explore! This dude is great. He sparkles. Particularly if you are going to court on your own, or thinking about it, and have never done anything like that before, watching some episodes of this Justice course on YouTube will give you a better perspective.
It shows you something about the reasoning behind laws, reveals ideas you had not thought of yet. It shows you that you may feel you are right, but that it can be a matter of perspective. The person you think has wronged you may feel just as strongly that he or she is right and that you are the one who went wrong. It helps to understand that. It can mean that you don’t need to have to go to court at all.
The UK is under scrutiny by a UN inquiry into violations of the rights of people with disabilities. Skip to 1h 4 m in the video for the bit of info on this inquiry. The discussion also includes info on when to take a case to Strasbourg (European Court of Human Rights) and when to take it to the UN’s Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
See this article.
You may also want to read this (about a 2012 judgement by the court in Strasbourg against the Republic of Croatia for failure to protect the human rights of two people who were severely bullied).
Earlier this year, a UN rapporteur who is one of the world’s experts on violence against women as well a lawyer was highly critical of the situation of women in the UK (see UN web site, the Guardian, The Independent and the BBC’s web site).
Last year, another UN investigator criticized the bedroom tax and called for its abolishment.
Every 11 minutes, one family in Britain loses its home. Source: Shelter.
That’s how many per day?
That’s too many who will be homeless this Christmas. Wanna DONATE a little something for those families and others who are threatened by homelessness in Britain?