Lucy Scott-Moncrieff

Lucy Scott-Moncrieff, a London solicitor, represents patients detained under the Mental Health Act.

Suspicion of Terrorism: detention without trial

Lucy Scott-Moncrieff, 5 August 2004

First, any restriction on fundamental rights must be imposed in accordance with the rule of law. And second, while we must be flexible and be prepared to countenance some limitation of fundamental rights if properly justified and proportionate, there are certain principles on which there can be no compromise. Fair trial is one of those – which is the reason we in the UK have been unable...


Another New Iniquity

12 September 2013

Stephen Sedley, in his piece on the British constitution, mentions some of the proposals put forward by the Ministry of Justice in its consultation ‘Transforming Legal Aid’ (LRB, 12 September). The main part of the consultation dealt with criminal defence and proposed that clients have no choice of solicitor; that the number of firms holding legal aid contracts be reduced from 1600 to 400;...

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