Engagement opportunities for student members

February 14, 2019

In 2019, JUSTICE will be offering an increasing number of engagement opportunities for student members to contribute to the organisation. On a fortnightly basis, we will be inviting student members to draft case notes of interest. We will identify cases in areas of criminal, civil and administrative justice, as well as system wide reform, that […]

Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill 2017-19

October 9, 2018

9 October 2018 JUSTICE has submitted a briefing on the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill 2017-19 ahead of the House of Lords Second Reading on Tuesday 9 October. The briefing details our concerns regarding the new port and border controls (Clause 21, Schedule 3); expanded retention of biometric data (Clause 18, Schedule 2); and the […]

Winter internship at JUSTICE

September 21, 2018

JUSTICE invites applications for our 2018-2019 winter internship, which is a paid position. The successful applicant will work closely with our legal staff: conducting legal research; providing commentary on draft legislation; assisting with third party interventions; and supporting working parties of our membership exploring critical issues of law reform. The internship will provide the opportunity […]

The rights implications of the EU (Withdrawal) Bill: Joint briefing

October 24, 2017

JUSTICE has joined with Liberty, Amnesty International UK and the Public Law Project to produce a briefing urging MPs to support a few amendments to prevent any rollback of rights in the EU (Withdrawal Bill). These amendments are already tabled and have cross-party support. Leaving the EU need not – and should not – in ordinary people […]

EU Withdrawal Bill: Second Reading Briefing

September 6, 2017

JUSTICE has produced a Second Reading briefing on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill 2017-19. There are four areas of concern for us in the drafting of the Bill and presumptions raised in it, borne out of one overarching difficulty. While we accept that legislating for exit is a monumental task, and this Bill is attempting to […]

Prisons and Courts Bill: JUSTICE briefing

April 6, 2017

JUSTICE has produced a briefing on the Prisons and Courts Bill for the Second Reading. It addresses our initial concerns over the written and online processes created by Part 2, and the changes proposed to the judiciary and the Judicial Appointments Commission in Parts 3 and 4: For Part 2, there are a number of principles […]

Careers in criminal defence

August 1, 2016

ANTHONY Edwards’ passion for criminal law is evident from the moment one meets him. “I started coming to the office when I was five and never wanted to do anything else. I never have! I can make people agree that it is the best job in the world – because it is.” Anthony’s uncle founded […]

Careers in immigration law

IMMIGRATION solicitors providing access to justice on the front line frequently show “tenacity to fight a system set up against the client”. That’s the perspective of immigration solicitor-advocate Kat Hacker. Immigration cases generally fall into two types. Business immigration involves securing work permits and troubleshooting cases of employees who are migrating for work. Public law […]

Kiarie and out-of-country appeals

July 25, 2016

The Court of Appeal’s recent decision on the cases of Kiarie and Bindloss (see our case note), appears to gloss over the very significant practical difficulties appellants will face when appealing from abroad. In this blog, Jean-Benoit Louveaux, our Head of Administrative Justice, and Laetitia Belsack, a JUSTICE intern, discuss those difficulties. Financial difficulties The […]