Personal Independence Payments (PIPs): Help from Law for Life & Citizens Advice


I recently published a blog about the lady I had been able to help with her challenge to a DWP’s decision (on mandatory reconsideration), which denied her the enhanced mobility component of her PIP to which she was entitled. Continue reading “Personal Independence Payments (PIPs): Help from Law for Life & Citizens Advice”

Inheritance tax: a useful infographic

One important feature of the evidence given to the Bach Commission on Access to Justice was the need to develop and use simple applications of modern technology as a tool to help lay people, advice services and law centres to access clear expositions of modern law expressed in terms non-lawyers can readily understand. Continue reading “Inheritance tax: a useful infographic”

Three Years of Exceptional Case Funding in Inquest Cases


In his second annual report (for 2014-5) the Chief Coroner said that although about 230,000 deaths are reported to coroners across England and Wales each year, most of them are signed off by coroners as a death from natural causes, and only about 25,000 cases proceeded to an investigation and inquest, with juries being summoned in 397 of them. Continue reading “Three Years of Exceptional Case Funding in Inquest Cases”