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Man mistakenly charged £4000 in fees by the Child Maintenance Service
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A man is seeking compensation after being incorrectly identified as the parent to a child and billed over £4000 in fees by the Child Maintenance Service.

The Coventry man says he made several attempts to arrange a DNA test through the agency but was repeatedly ignored despite denying he was the father from the outset. The CMS assumed he was the father even though he was not named on the childs birth certificate and was not married to the mother both of which are the agencies own... Full Story

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What does crowd funded litigation tell us about the state of justice?
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There used to be a system which gave all claimants equal justice in the eyes of the law. But recent cuts to legal aid have left a worrying gap in administering fairness.

No longer does government have the resources to fund litigants unable to cover own their legal fees. For the cases which merit a public interest there is still an obligation by the state to intervene where justice may not be seen to be served. But what about the rest? Being poor now means accessing your basic rights may. ... Full Story

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