New Zealand and the United Kingdom have historically had close ties of economy and politics. These were closer, of course, before the UK turned its face to Europe and shafted the Kiwi agricultural economy in the 1970s. But, now we may grow back together again as small island nations outside the major trading blocs. Whatever … Continue reading Signposts from New Zealand
Lisa Wintersteiger is chief executive of Law for Life, a UK public legal education charity that also runs AdviceNow. How did you get involved in the advice world? I cut my teeth very young. I was just 18 when I started work at the Citizens Advice Bureau in Darlington, County Durham. It was 1998. I … Continue reading Public legal education, technology and democracy: Lisa Wintersteiger
If you can stand on the same street corner long enough, then things that go around tend to come around again. The wonderfully named People’s Law School in British Columbia began with the enthusiasm of law students to democratise law in the early 1970s. It lead the world in public legal education sufficiently to star … Continue reading Community Outreach in a digital world: the People’s Law School responds to Covid 19
Ask CPAG is a ‘new subscription-access digital services platform for advisers to navigate the [UK] social security system’. In November 2017, its development was boosted by a large grant (£186,000 or $237,000) from the Legal Education Foundation (funders of this website). This was to put CPAG’s Welfare Rights Bulletin online; to develop digital versions of … Continue reading Advising Advisers – Supplementing the Book: Ask CPAG
Yesterday, an English family lawyer organisation sent out a press release. You might have missed it. Resolution reported: ‘The Department of Work and Pensions) has announced that the Help and Support for Separated Families … mark scheme and the Sorting out Separation (SOS) website have been discontinued.’ You certainly might have missed the implications. The … Continue reading Global lessons from the Department of Work and Pensions: joy in heaven for a repentant sinner?