• New scheme strengthens legal representation

    New scheme strengthens legal representation0

    Persons arrested in Gibraltar who cannot afford a lawyer now have access to free legal representation while in police custody following implementation of legal reforms establishing Gibraltar’s first Duty Legal Representative scheme. Prior to the change, anyone who could not afford a lawyer would have had to wait until their first court appearance to have

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  • Reforms make legal assistance more accessible

    Reforms make legal assistance more accessible0

    The Gibraltar Government yesterday outlined a series of reforms that will increase financial eligibility for legal assistance, making it more accessible. According to both the Minister for Justice, Neil Costa, and the Bar Council the reformed scheme will result in increased access to justice for members of the community. In addition, the arrangements to establish

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  • 72 seconds of silence to honour Grenfell disaster dead as inquiry begins

    72 seconds of silence to honour Grenfell disaster dead as inquiry begins0

    The inquiry into the Grenfell fire disaster has begun with a 72-second silence to honour the 72 victims of the blaze. It marked the beginning of two weeks of poignant tributes from family and friends as the first phase of the public inquiry gets under way. Almost one year on, bereaved family and friends will

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  • New guide to Lasting Powers of Attorney legislation

    New guide to Lasting Powers of Attorney legislation0

    The Gibraltar Courts Service has published an “Easy to read guide” to Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA), together with blank templates for a Health and Welfare LPA and for a Property and Financial LPA. These documents may be accessed on the GCS website and provide an introduction as to what these new instruments may be

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  • Catalan academic continues battle against extradition

    Catalan academic continues battle against extradition0

    A former Catalan education minister has returned to a Scottish court as she continues her legal battle against being extradited to Spain. Professor Clara Ponsati “utterly refutes” charges of violent rebellion and misappropriation of public funds over her role in Catalonia’s controversial independence referendum last year. If extradited and convicted of the charges in Spain,

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