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August 2014

What to do if you have been invited to an interview with the Home Office

NUS has worked with with Abigail Evans, solicitor at Bindmans LLP, to bring together a brief outline of your rights if you are invited to a Home Office interview. This guidance is for students who...Read more

July 2014

Freedom of Information and Closed Proceedings: The Unavoidable Irony

“The idea of a court hearing evidence or argument in private is contrary to the principle of open justice, which is fundamental to the dispensation of justice in a modern, democratic society. . . ....Read more

July 2014

A blunt instrument against knife crime?

Crime analysis: What are the likely consequences of the new law on knife possession? Jessica Skinns, associate at Bindmans, examines the government's proposal to introduce a mandatory minimum prison sentence for knife possession. Original news...Read more

June 2014

New legal aid cuts hit migrants – and what you can do to help

On 1 April 2013, new legal aid changes were introduced through the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO). The act has significantly reduced the scope of legal aid available in civil...Read more


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