MoJ figures paint stark picture of aid decline

first_imgFigures released by the Ministry of Justice this week show the stark impact of the government’s legal aid cuts.The first full-year figures since the April 2013 implementation of cuts in scope made under the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 also reveal that the number of legal aid cases and cost were falling before the cuts were implemented.In 2013/14 the Legal Aid Agency facilitated 1.8 million acts of assistance, costing just over £1.7bn for both criminal (£0.9bn) and civil (£0.8bn) matters. This showed a 20% drop from the 2.3 million acts of assistance in 2012/13 and an 11% drop in cost from £1.9bn the previous year.The report shows the number of acts of assistance peaked in 2009/10. Since then volumes have fallen by 39%. Within that, crime has reduced by 14% and civil legal aid by almost two-thirds.The largest drop in criminal legal aid has been in magistrates’ court work, with volumes down by 21% between 2008 and 2013. This is attributed by the report to a reduction in crime.On the civil side, the report shows the volume of new matter starts for civil legal help fell by over 80% between 2009/10 and 2013/14 and the number of certificates for civil representation dropped by 30% between 201/11 and 2013/14.In the past four years the volume of family work has been decreasing. Last year saw a dramatic 60% fall, following LASPO, which removed most private law family cases from the scope of public funding.The largest fall was in private law Children Act proceedings, with over 30,000 fewer certificates granted.The number of family mediations fell from 15,357 in 2011/12 and 13,609 in 2012/13 to 8,400 last year.The volume of cases in social welfare law, including community care, debt, housing and welfare benefits, fell by 79% in 2013/14 compared to 2012/13 due to the scope cuts.But again, the report shows volumes were declining pre-LASPO, with volumes falling by 29% between 2010/11 and 2012/13.Elsewhere the number of immigration cases fell by 45% in 2013/14 compared to the previous year.Since LASPO came into force, there have been 1,520 applications for exceptional funding, of which 69 were granted. Of them 53 were for inquests, nine for family cases and four immigration matters.The report also shows the impact on practitioners of the cuts and declining volumes. Since 2007/08 the number of firms carrying out civil legal aid work has nearly halved while the number of criminal providers decreased by 16%.In the past year the number of civil providers has decreased by almost a quarter and the number of crime providers by 5%. The not-for-profit sector has seen a 90% reduction in providers.The director of the Legal Action Group, Steve Hynes said: ‘This shows the telling picture that we have been saying all along – cases were dropping anyway before the LASPO scope cuts.’last_img read more

Les Miles Press Conference — Kentucky

first_imgPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-18:420180bc57a72ab514f073fb Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-948101-3839735099001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Les Miles Press Conference — Kentuckylast_img read more

Daily Trios Cup leaderboard, overall standings and latest results from Chapter 2 Season 3

first_imgLast Updated: 15th July, 2020 12:26 IST Daily Trios Cup Leaderboard, Overall Standings And Latest Results From Chapter 2 Season 3 Chapter 2 Season 3 of The Daily Cup kicked off on Monday, July 14. Here’s a look at the Daily Trios Cup leaderboard, latest results and daily winners. Written By 4th 8 17 Daryl is sped, Climzyrr, Ethnn1k 151 2 41 7 baby nuqlo, wGoon, SeahorseTautai16 140 3 67 Players Points Wins Eliminations 16 TRNL LXDESMAN., goldеnn, TRNL DBree 127 3 62 6 Saturn Ж, LLF Looney あ, LLF Asian 176 1 64 Players Points Wins Eliminations 5 skіpperXX, mаken, TD Dog 暁 152 4 90 6 dаddy slays, daddy dfavs, 4DRStorm. 148 1 93 4 100T Arkhram., rehx, NRG EpikWhale 166 3 105 The Daily Trios Cup in Oceania and Asia were ongoing at the time of writing.Daily Cup scoring system and prize pool 9 dmile., Jahter., MF yute 137 2 71 3 Qiuaz, Saucyx, qrrows 190 1 61 2 65 Timothy, AdvancedX_Yt, Thedayleff 193 1 47 4 sriavula killedU, Yt Crumbean, mobilePyroarYT 176 1 66 15 xstlc, MRKN Pece, YT CrispyFN 152 1 72 15 Merc Kenshi, cоoрer, Rays Λ 128 1 77 13 kenshi ψ, O2 Dex, salvо 130 0 80 2 TurtleTavern, Liquid Riversan, Assault Extinct 174 3 106 Each elimination is worth 1 point, capped at 20 elimination points per match. Prize PoolThe winner each day will be awarded a cash prize of $1,200. The team coming second will win $900 while the third-placed side will win $600.Also Read | PMWL 2020 League Play Standings, Week 1 Day 1 Result And Overall LeaderboardAlso Read | EmadGG Cup Leaderboard, Overall Standings And Latest Results(Image Credits: Fortnite Twitter Handle) 9th-10th 4 9 Twitch-Dynxmic1, LMN DingaVoizy, Timbers Yasir. 167 1 67 12 StepbroMahi, BLDM Space, Big Peter Horse 153 2 32 12 Rіgz., Mateofnbr, angelgothoopz 133 2 78 7 Ahmils, Comprehencive, EthanByTW 173 2 59 19 メWOLFEメ, メShqdowメ TTV, YT Kp Twins Pilz 125 2 71 8 Assault Knives, zeѕty., Outcast Howdy 139 2 78 20 pyro loves benji, Cesarک, Cupsey 125 2 67 14th-17th 2 WATCH US LIVE 10 Xen Alexx ζ, CarriedByLucas ζ, Lucas is bad ζ 137 1 71 11 50cal bacca, rift, 50cal blizy 136 2 86 8 Mxtthew ψ, Yadibes, TRN ionized 168 3 53 11 Andrew qt., K1 diego, XL Smoke 155 1 48 Chapter 2 Season 3 of The Daily Cup kicked off on Monday, July 14. As the name suggests, The Daily Cup will be held every day, starting on July 14 until August 21. Unlike previous iterations, this one will be a three-hour daily event called The Daily Trios Cup, with matches capped at 10. All players at Contender rank or higher in Arena mode are eligible to participate and possible win some handy cash prize. The tournament will be played in all seven regions with separate tournaments for PC and console players. Here’s the latest Daily Trios Cup leaderboard:Also Read | White Knight Skin In Fortnite: Players Waiting For New Skin To Hit The StoreNorth America – West (PC) – Top 20 11th-13th 3 2nd 11 7th-8th 5 1 temple b, Pоwur, sаmster 176 3 101 14 Raпger, auhdi, Lucid 影 128 2 68 13 ΕcΙιpse, xPunlimited, vWolfzie88 152 1 41 18 g0dku, Мony, jayrosez 126 2 52 6th 6 10 Hοundzy, sh1tonbyipad, iPad Oreo 155 2 30 20 999 onislay, bbg the river, OniLlama 147 2 57 19 OT Yariel, cehlz, eri ω 150 1 31 16 Rz Neken, Start YZY, Jssmanettegro 152 1 54 SUBSCRIBE TO US 3 CLG symetricaL, Frapai, tоff 167 5 90 5 zxtic_, GeorgeFloyd60fps, Simp LF 176 1 40 Victory 14 5th 7 Placing Points Sujay Chakraborty 18 YT Truly_Cahp, KrazLF, TTVMeds on ig 151 2 38 18th-25th 1 1 Outcast Bali, story., DuxzLovesYou.IG 205 2 98 17 xVerty, Nitrixǃ, kara.papo 126 2 106 FOLLOW US LIVE TV COMMENT Also Read | Summer Drift Fortnite Skin Added In The Item Shop During Summer Splash 2020North America – East (PC) – Top 20 14 100T Rozs, k.u.h.m, josufishy cc 152 1 71 First Published: 15th July, 2020 12:26 IST 3rd 9last_img read more

Review: Civilization declines in new Eisele novel

first_imgThis cover image released by Algonquin Books shows “The Lightest Object in the Universe,” a novel by Kimi Eisele. (Algonquin Books via AP)“The Lightest Object in the Universe” (Algonquin Books), by Kimi EiseleWhat would happen if the world experienced a global economic collapse? Imagine a time when the electrical grid fails, cellphones are dormant and the flu is as dangerous as the plague. In “The Lightest Object in the Universe,” author Kimi Eisele explores how humanity would have to evolve, relying on hope and love to ultimately sustain humankind.Without a school of students to educate, high school teacher Carson decides to trek across the United States on foot in search of Beatrix. Even though they had only spent a few days together before the collapse, he never forgot her. He knows the journey will be very long and extremely dangerous, but Carson feels that facing these uncertain times with be easier with Beatrix by his side.Along the way, Carson meets an interesting cast of characters. Gangs of ruthless children resort to violence in search of food. Forward-thinking individuals band together on bicycles to form a letter-carrying service. He also encounters several droves of families who travel in packs, determined to make it to The Center, a place for new beginnings. Pastor Jonathan Blue uses radio airwaves to broadcast the promise of a brighter future.As a historian, Carson is interested in Blue’s unique broadcasting method. He’s also suspicious. If The Center holds the solution for all mankind, why is it cloaked in mystery?Beatrix wonders the same thing. She uses the resources and talents from the individuals left in her town to bombard the airwaves, just like Blue. Instead of propaganda, she presents practical advice and her own brand of hope for all who listen.Eisele places the fate of Carson and Beatrix’s love story in the hands of a young girl named Rosie Santos. Her choices will ultimately decide if Carson’s journey ends happily ever after. Will Rosie fall into the darkness of the collapse, or will she persevere and be the lightest object in the universe?last_img read more

Louis van Gaal says it’s up to Man United’s board to sack him

first_img CET Upd. at 17:53 12/02/2016 Louis van Gaal says whether he is sacked or not is up to the Manchester United board. “I have a contract for three years and you know that.” “It’s not a question of me, it’s a question of the board of Manchester United, you have to put it to them,” said Van Gaal at a press conference on Friday.  Man City have moved to seal Pep Guardiola’s signature for next season and beyond, and United are said to be aiming to fight fire with fire.  Sport EN Jose Mourinho is expected to replace the Dutch coach at the end of the season, with the Red Devils struggling to find their best form.last_img read more

Iker Casillas: We’d all have liked a goodbye like Andres Iniesta got

first_img “When I am in Madrid I will go to the Bernabeu to support them. I am 37 years old and 34 of them I’ve spent as a Madrid fan. That never eends. To return to the club, I don’t know. I know I’ve played for Madrid a long time, it follows me. I sign a lot of Madrid shirts. They have seen you so long at Madrid they associate you with them. If they call me to come back, how can you say no to Madrid? But I don’t see myself doing that (for now) because I’m still playing football.” “I’m sure in the future there will be reconciliations. I’m not jealous no, luckily I’m still playing football, I found a place where I am happy and I’m not on the first page of the news. All of us would have liked a goodbye like the one we saw (Iniesta), I’m really happy for my colleague,” said Casillas. Sport EN 30/05/2018 IN SPORT.ES Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas spoke at an event and said he would have liked a goodbye at Real Madrid of the type that Andres Iniesta recieved at Barcelona.center_img Casillas: “A todos nos habría gustado una despedida como la de Iniesta” He said that “surely” in the future there will be “reconciliations” and that he cannot say “no” in the future to an offer to work for Real Madrid. Upd. at 22:42 CESTlast_img read more