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Magistrate courts and police stations could face 'absolute chaos' amid boycott of legal aid work

Up to 9,000 solicitors are expected to take part in 'industrial action' likely to see lawyers reject cases affected by the government’s lower legal aid rates

Deaths of mother and daughter in Surrey linked to earlier death of a man in France, police say

Police say they are working with the French Gendarmerie as part of their investigation

Detectives from the Met Police's Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating after a female security guard was assaulted at Blackfriars Crown Court in London

Female security guard in critical condition after being assaulted by male prisoner

The prisoner custody officer is understood to have been assaulted as she escorted the man between the premises and a van parked outside

Barristers and solicitors demonstrate against proposed cuts to legal aid fees, March 2014

Criminal Bar Association may ballot for strike action in protest against legal aid cuts

The news comes as research warns the legal system is already under strain from a lack of resources

Exeter city centre evacuated in bomb scare after discovery of two packages 'with wires coming out'

Two suitcases with 'wires hanging out' are reported to have been found in the city centre

Seifeddine Rezgui was given the name of “Abu Yahya al-Qayrawani” by Isis, who have subsequently claimed responsibility for the attack

Tunisia hotel attack: Suspects associated with gunman arrested by Tunisian authorities

Seifeddine Rezgui is believed to have had the support of his housemates before he killed 38 people on the Sousse beach resort in Tunisia

Vincent Uzomah, 50, who was stabbed at Dixons Kings Academy

Bradford stabbing: 14-year-old boy admits to stabbing supply teacher Vincent Uzomah in classroom

The teenager, who cannot be named, denied attempted murder but admitted causing grievous bodily harm with intent

'We are a target, I don’t think you can hide' - David Cameron issues stark warning of rising Isis terror threat

Prime Minister calls on nation to show 'extraordinary resolve' to fight the growing threat posed by Islamic terrorism

John Lennon and Yoko Ono leave Marylebone Magistrates' Court in London in 1968. The couple were appearing on charges of drug possession

John Lennon: The Beatle's great uncle revealed as a prolific criminal in newly-released records

William Lennon stole coats and trousers, before counterfeiting coins

Lord Janner is reported to be suffering from dementia

Lord Janner: DPP Alison Saunders was wrong not to bring charges against peer, lawyer rules

Now the accusations against the former Labour MP are to be tested in court

Glasgow Isis bride Aqsa Mahmood 'writes poem praising Tunisia, France and Kuwait attacks as Black Friday'

‘If you show no mercy with us then why should we with you?’

Man charged with attempted murder after two boys hurt in Hampshire knife attack

Richard Walsh will appear in court on Monday charged with the attack on the two teenagers

Tom Crone was legal manager at the height of the NOTW phone hacking

Tom Crone: News of the World lawyer faces investigation by Bar

Mr Crone could face being disbarred by the Bar Standards Board

Lord Brittan was interviewed by the police last year

Lord Brittan: Police 'failed to tell' dying peer he would not face prosecution despite legal advice

Former cabinet minister died in January with allegations still hanging over him

Barristers and solicitors demonstrate against proposed cuts to legal aid fees, March 2014

Leading criminal lawyer tells barristers to 'make a stand and strike' over legal aid cuts

Michael Mansfield QC said the rank and file of the Bar 'have had enough'

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