Exclusive: The Magistrates Association says court reform proposals present “a very real risk of unfair or disproportionate outcomes for the most vulnerable people in our courts”.

Emily Dugan • 2 days ago

A senior lawyer said heavily redacted internal MoJ messages obtained by BuzzFeed News showed staff were “deliberately frustrating legitimate journalistic inquiry”.

Emily Dugan • 15 days ago

Exclusive: A leaked report seen by BuzzFeed News reveals district judges warned of the risk of "the likes of Tommy Robinson" posting videos or broadcasting live on social media.

Emily Dugan • One month ago

Exclusive: “The reality is that there has been ... a haemorrhaging of experienced staff, a serious decline in staff and judicial morale, delays in all aspects of process and court systems that are even more broken.”

Emily Dugan • One month ago

Exclusive: More than 40 people thought they had been found executive jobs with visas attached by Amita Solutions. Instead they lost thousands of pounds and their chance of legal status in Britain.

Emily Dugan • One month ago

"It's absolutely the best Christmas present."

Emily Dugan • One month ago

“I’m free now; I can get a job, I can study. I still can’t believe it. I woke up this morning thinking, is this real?”

Emily Dugan • One month ago

Exclusive: Sir James Munby, former president of the family court, said there is “a very real concern” about the state of justice.

Emily Dugan • One month ago

Exclusive: Ministers have been warned that women fleeing abusive partners could see a sudden cut in their benefits because new transitional protections stop if a relationship ends.

Emily Dugan • 2 months ago

Exclusive: New research seen by BuzzFeed News shows that the number of people being turned away by family lawyers has risen fourfold since 2014.

Emily Dugan • 2 months ago

“Honestly, how many people when they find their soulmate ring up the utility companies saying, ‘Hello, Mr Water Company, I’ve got great news. I’m in a relationship!’”

Emily Dugan • 2 months ago

Five men were killed by a wall collapsing at Hawkeswood Metal plant in Birmingham. Their families were expected to represent themselves at the inquest despite not speaking any English.

Emily Dugan • 2 months ago

Exclusive: Internal emails seen by BuzzFeed News show officials in ministers’ private offices discussed legal aid applications with supposedly independent decision-makers before they were rejected.

Emily Dugan • 3 months ago

“I was gobsmacked. I couldn’t say any words. ... I’m still upset with the government, but I love Britain.”

Emily Dugan • 3 months ago

“Why can’t we have a human approach to immigration? Do British people not make small common mistakes?”

Emily Dugan • 3 months ago

Paul Ermitano, a “highly respected” cardiac physiologist who was recruited from the Philippines because of NHS staff shortages, and his wife, Jamila, a nurse, are facing deportation because they briefly accepted child benefit for their son.

Emily Dugan • 3 months ago

"There are still questions to answer about why and how the Ministry of Justice suppressed this document."

Emily Dugan • 3 months ago

Tapiwa Matukutire, who was living in the UK legally with his British wife and child when his home was raided, was pinned down and handcuffed while his toddler was left unattended.

Emily Dugan • 4 months ago

Amin Khoshkhoo, 20, did not get asylum with the rest of his family and has just two weeks left to take up a place to study medical sciences and pharmacology at Coventry University.

Emily Dugan • 4 months ago

Exclusive: The chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission told BuzzFeed News that Britain now faces a "two-tier" system with justice only for the rich.

Emily Dugan • 4 months ago