Liz England, barrister at 42 Bedford Row considers the case of Naomi James v Hannah James  EWCA Civ 1982 where the Court of Appeal has handed down additional guidance on the requirement to give a defendant in committal proceedings a notice of the availability of legal aid.
Alexander Campbell, barrister at Field Court Chambers, considers the judgment in The Queen on the application of Mr Peter Gaskin v LB Richmond Upon Thames  EWHC 1996 (Admin). In that decision the Administrative Court decided that the Claimant, Mr Peter Gaskin, was providing a service within the meaning of EU law by the private letting of accommodation. Alex was led as junior counsel.
Dean Underwood, Cornerstone Barristers, takes a look the implications of the decision in R (Gaskin) v Richmond-upon-Thames LBC for local housing authorities nationwide in SHLA’s second article on this case.