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Burgeoning justice

Despite a shaky start to his political career, shadow justice secretary Richard Burgon MP aims to return legal aid to the fourth pillar of the welfare state and protect lawyers from becoming scapegoats for the government, writes John van der Luit-Drummond

An embarrassing episode

The Legal Aid Agency has finally agreed to reconsider the so-called ‘embarrassment clause’ in the 2017 criminal work contract, but will it take on board stakeholders’ concerns, asks Gemma Blythe

No trust in Truss

How can the judiciary have any faith in the Lord Chancellor after she failed to defend their independence, asks John van der Luit-Drummond