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EU Citizen and Homeless?

There was briefly a loophole. If, somehow, an EU citizen in England was on Income Support and became homeless, there was a way they could be eligible for housing assistance from local authorities under the Homelessness (England) Regulations 2000, because they were subject to immigration control as non-workseekers, oddly enough. I was looking after a […]

1. Vendemiaire Part 1. Wither Legal Aid?

First day of the new regime, as the firm where I worked is absorbed into another larger firm. All the usual issues over supervision, disbursements, etc., etc.. All the necessary adaptions to working practice, culture of firm etc., etc.. But beyond that, the whole takeover represents a more serious symptom of what is happening to the sector that does publicly funded work, particularly for civil legal aid.

Hi, excuse the state of the place.

A bit barren and basic, I know, but I’ve just moved in. I’m still looking for the kettle in the boxes marked kitchen and we’ll have to put up with the curtains that were there when I moved in for the moment. I *think* the tea cups are in the third box down.