Insights and blogs

One Nation

So the general election is behind us and we got a clear result; no horse trading over votes (for now) and one party that can now begin to implement its manifesto.

Legal Aid- A Price Worth Paying?

Legal aid has been given a heightened profile in the run up to the general election in two days’ time. A letter to The Guardian newspaper over the weekend, signed by a range of many distinguished and informed heavyweights from…

Language – why we need to get it right!

There is a fascinating and pertinent article in The Journal of April 25th written by Mia Doering. It’s all about language and, specifically, the language that surrounds and informs the reality of sexual violence against women and girls. .

General Election 2015 – do victims and witnesses matter?

Whether you are a political animal or, as seems to be increasingly the case, someone who is “less than motivated and engaged” with the political process you can’t have helped noticing that politicians, most of whom seem to be in…

Witness Service Goes Live

Last Wednesday, April 1st was the day Citizens’ Advice Witness Service went live, the day the court based service that supports witnesses and their families across England and Wales switched from Victim Support to Citizens’ Advice.

A voice for victims

We live at a time when the visual is just as, if not more, important than words; indeed, when we are bombarded with the notion that “image is everything” it’s easy to lose sight of the substance that needs to…