Injustice & Inequality

When Justice is Denied: The Impact of Legal Aid Cuts on Women in the UK

Imagine if, overnight, 17.5% of funding dedicated to legal aid disappeared, leaving considerable areas of law—such as welfare benefits, housing, immigration, private family and employment—with significantly diminished coverage. On April 1, 2013, the UK found itself in that very position when the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 came into effect, cutting …

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Book Review: “Trials: On Death Row in Pakistan” by Isabel Buchanan

Isabel Buchanan was a 23-year old Scottish law graduate when she moved to Pakistan to work in Lahore on capital defence cases. In her book, Trials: On Death Row in Pakistan, which won the Saltire First Book Award and was named book of the year by The Economistand The Spectator, she tells the captivating story of life as …

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Paradigm for Parity

The issue of gender inequality in the workplace is a frequently discussed topic and one that is unfortunately entrenched in the corporate world. According to research by CNNMoney and Catalyst, women occupy only 14% of the top five executive positions in S&P 500 companies, fewer than 5% of CEOs are female and women hold only …

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Gender (In)equality in the Workplace – Gender Pay Gap in the UK

From a logical standpoint, we should be forgiven for thinking (even assuming) that men and women are paid the same amounts. That salaries are determined by, and reflect appropriately, skill, training and abilities, and could not possibly be influenced by something as inconsequential as your sex…but no, the gender pay gap remains a very real …

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