Judicial Review – Ever Heard of it?

31st March 2015

You may have heard of a legal process called Judicial Review which has been in the media recently but equally you may not have.  It is not the most attention grabbing phrase but nevertheless important to us all. What is it?  Judicial Review is a legal process by which the Courts can review decisions of […]

‘Why Save Legal Aid?’ Event is a Great Success

27th March 2015

We attended the ‘Why Save Legal Aid?’ event last night held at Northumbria Law School. The event was organised by our very own paralegals Ronagh Craddock and Emily Humble in their roles at the Junior Lawyers Division. Ronagh explained why they decided to organise and host the event: “Wednesday 1st April marks the two year anniversary of […]

Mark Harrison is Vice President of Law Society

25th March 2015

Ben Hoare Bell Partner and Head of the Family department Mark Harrison has been named as the new Vice President of Newcastle upon Tyne Law Society. Mark is a highly regarded family lawyer with over 30 years of experience. Mark works on a variety of family cases ranging from relationship breakdown to arrangements for children. He is also […]

BBC Panorama to air ‘DIY Justice’ programme

BBC Panorama are broadcasting a programme on Monday 30th March about the effects of the recent legal aid cuts. The programme – entitled ‘DIY Justice’ – shows Raphael Rowe meeting the parents fighting for access to their children without any legal assistance. Cuts to legal aid mean they must prepare their own cases and represent […]

Cris Attends Debate On Sexual Exploitation

19th March 2015

On the 16th March 2015 I was involved in an interfaith debate about child sexual exploitation. It was a brave first step in bringing communities together to tackle this issue in light of Operation Sanctuary and other similar cases in Rochdale, Rotherham and Oxford, to name just a few. The purpose of the event was to […]

Inspirational Women in Law

13th March 2015

The Inspirational Women of Law conference and exhibition honoured 13 women lawyers by hanging their portraits in a special exhibition in the Hatton Gallery, before making them a permanent exhibition in Newcastle University law School to encourage women to pursue careers in Law. Those chosen included Baronesses Hale, Scotland and Lawrence, Vera Baird QC, and […]

Why Save Legal Aid?

4th March 2015

Newcastle & North East Junior Lawyers Divisions (in collaboration with Northumbria Law School) invites you to an event to raise awareness of the Legal Aid cuts. Thursday 26th March, 6pm – 8pm Northumbria University Law School, Lecture Theatre 2, City Campus East, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 8ST The event will include: A screening of the Justice […]

Judicial Review Remuneration Regulations Unlawful

3rd March 2015

Together with three other law firms and the charity Shelter, Ben Hoare Bell has succeeded in a legal challenge to the lawfulness of regulations which would have had the effect of restricting the ability of the public to bring judicial reviews against local authorities, NHS bodies and other public authorities.  In a judgment handed down […]