House in Rua da Torrinha / Sofia Granjo Arquitetos

first_img House in Rua da Torrinha / Sofia Granjo Arquitetos “COPY” ArchDaily “COPY” Projects House in Rua da Torrinha / Sofia Granjo ArquitetosSave this projectSaveHouse in Rua da Torrinha / Sofia Granjo Arquitetos Photographs 2016 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/799087/house-in-rua-da-torrinha-sofia-granjo-arquitetos Clipboard CopyHouses, Restoration•Porto, Portugal ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/799087/house-in-rua-da-torrinha-sofia-granjo-arquitetos Clipboard Photographs: A Caixa NegraStructure:NCREP – Consultoria e Reabilitação do Edificado e Património LdaMEP:ASL & Associados LdaDesign Team:Sofia Granjo, Tiago ClérigoCity:PortoCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© A Caixa NegraRecommended ProductsWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. The intervention was aimed to keep the preexistent use of the building – single housing -, seeking to improve its dwelling, salubrity, comfort and security conditions. On a conceptual level, the project is based on the rehabilitation of the existent house, developed in order to balance the infrastructural needs of a modern home with the delicacy of a centenary construction.Save this picture!© A Caixa NegraSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© A Caixa NegraHowever, when confronted with new spatial and functional necessities, it takes a different approach, clearly distinguishing itself from the pre-existence, not only in its shape and also by its materiality.Save this picture!© A Caixa NegraIt’s our understanding that, by exploring this relation, we are able to find meaning and a framework that allow the contemporary dwelling of historical buildings.Save this picture!© A Caixa NegraProject gallerySee allShow lessVincent Callebaut Architectures’ Double Helix Eco-Tower Takes Shape in TaiwanUnbuilt ProjectBeautifully-Designed, Downloadable Bauhaus Architecture BooksArticles Share Year: Area: 300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Portugal Save this picture!© A Caixa Negra+ 32 Share Architects: Sofia Granjo Arquitetos Area Area of this architecture project Houses CopyAbout this officeSofia Granjo ArquitetosOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRestorationPortoPortugalPublished on November 25, 2016Cite: “House in Rua da Torrinha / Sofia Granjo Arquitetos” 25 Nov 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?托里尼亚街上的住房 / Sofia Granjo Arquitetos是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Volunteering & giving rates steady but still lower than in 2013/14, reports Community Life Survey

first_imgVolunteering & giving rates steady but still lower than in 2013/14, reports Community Life Survey 226 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis36 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis36 GivingThree quarters of respondents (75%) had given money to charitable causes in the last four weeks, the same as in 2016-17 but lower than 2013-14’s 82%.Women were more likely to have given to charity than men (79% compared with 70%); this pattern has remained consistent since 2013-14. Older people were more likely to have given to charity than younger people, with 83% of over 75s donating in the last four weeks compared with 57% of 16-24 year olds. People living in the most deprived areas were less likely to have given to charity in the past four weeks than those living in the least deprived areas (67% compared with 80%). The mean amount given in the four weeks prior to completing the survey (excluding those who donated more than £300) remained the same as 2016-17, 2015-16 and 2013-14, at £22, with 13% donating more than £50. Social actionIn 2017-18, 15% of people had been involved in social action in their local area at least once in the last year, similar to 2016-17 (16%). The overall rate of social action has decreased slightly since 2013-14 when 19% were involved.The Community Life Survey (CLS) is an annual survey of adults (16+) in England, with this one running from August 2017 to March 2018, and surveying 10,217 people. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Melanie May | 27 July 2018 | News 225 total views, 1 views today Tagged with: .ngo Individual giving research Volunteering Volunteering and giving remain steady but are still lower than in 2013-14, according to DCMS’s Community Life Survey 2017-18.The Community Life Survey found that nearly two thirds (64%) of people had taken part in either formal or informal volunteering in the last year, similar to 2016-17 (63%) but a gradual decrease since 2013-14 (70%). 38% of people said they had volunteered either formally or informally at least once a month. Again, a similar rate to 2016-17 (39%), but down on 2013-14’s 44%.Those volunteering both formally and informally tended to the over 65s, with 25-34 year olds having the lowest rates of regular formal volunteering at 15%, and those aged 65-74 having the highest rates of regular formal volunteering, at 29%.More key volunteering stats22% volunteered formally at least once a month, and 38% at least once a year27% volunteered informally at least once a month and 53% at least once a year34% of those aged 65+ volunteered informally (34%)16-24 year olds were more likely to have taken part in regular informal volunteering than those aged 35-49 (28% compared with 22%)The economically inactive were more likely to volunteer regularly (29%) than those in employment (22%) and those who are unemployed (19%). People living in rural areas were more likely to volunteer regularly than those living in urban areas (29% compared with 21%)41% of women took part in some form of volunteering at least once a month vs. 36% of men44% of people with a limiting long-term illness or disability did some form of volunteering at least once a month compared to 39% of those withoutPeople in the most deprived area were less likely to have volunteered at least once a month than those from the least deprived areas (33% compared with 44%)The most common reason given for taking part in formal volunteering was ‘I wanted to improve things/ help people’, with almost half of people who volunteered citing this as a reason (46%). ‘The cause was really important to me’ was the next most common reason (31%) and a quarter of people (25%) said ‘I wanted to meet people/ make friends’ or ‘I had spare time to do it’.Barriers to volunteeringHaving work commitments was the biggest barrier to volunteering or to volunteering more frequently, with over half (51%) of those who didn’t volunteer formally citing this as a reason. 37% said they had other things to do in their spare time, and 26% had to look after children/ the home. Advertisementlast_img read more

“There Can’t Be A Super Government” SC To Former DGP’s Plea Seeking Quashing Of FIRs For Disobeying Lockdown

first_imgTop Stories”There Can’t Be A Super Government” SC To Former DGP’s Plea Seeking Quashing Of FIRs For Disobeying Lockdown Sanya Talwar5 May 2020 1:13 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a PIL filed by former police chief of Uttar Pradesh Vikram Singh seeking directions to quash FIRs registered for disobeying orders on lockdown and other petty offences during the Coronavirus crisis. A three-judge bench of the Apex Court, headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan, Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and B R Gavai, refused to interfere with…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a PIL filed by former police chief of Uttar Pradesh Vikram Singh seeking directions to quash FIRs registered for disobeying orders on lockdown and other petty offences during the Coronavirus crisis. A three-judge bench of the Apex Court, headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan, Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and B R Gavai, refused to interfere with the petition filed by former police officer, Vikram Singh.”There can’t be super government. Everyone is going through difficult times! We are wondering why such kind of petitions are coming to this court.” – Supreme CourtThe bench further questioned the petitioner as to how the lockdown is expected to be implemented if the provisions are not invoked. “You want there should be no FIR?” stated the bench.The Petitioner argued, “This is a person who has been on the field. He has experience. The submission is this we cant have a rule of law which is selective. You can have one rule of law for those who have to travel by chartered flights.In this backdrop, the bench considered it appropriate to dismiss the plea.The plea filed by Dr. Vikram Singh, in capacity of think-tank Centre for Accountability and Systematic Change (CASC) stated that registration of First Information Reports under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code for alleged violations of lockdown guidelines are illegal and that the Magistrate could take cognizance of the offence only on the basis of a written complaint by a competent officer as per Section 195, the petition states.While clarifying that the petitioner is not promoting the violation of lockdown, he added that “Police action on an individual who is perhaps suffering from distress and lack of information as a result of the circumstances has ramifications which can extend beyond the coronavirus lockdown, and cannot be good for a constitutional democracy. The situation needs to be handled humanely, and it will be best to avoid adding aspects of criminality, wherever possible” – Singh’s plea stated.The petitioner also sought directions to the authorities under the Disaster Management Act, 2005 to state Governments to refrain from registering FIRs under Sections 188 (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the IPC or other petty offences during the corona virus lockdown.The petitioner, Dr Vikram Singh, also sought issuance of advisory to all Chief Secretaries of States and Administrators of Union Territories for non-filing of FIRs under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and other petty offences during the pendency of this writ petition.As per research conducted by CASC, between 23 March 2020 and 13 April 2020, 848 FIRs under S. 188 IPC have been registered in 50 Police Stations of Delhi alone. “As per Uttar Pradesh Government’s own admission vide its Twitter handle, 15,378 FIRs under Section 188 have been registered in Uttar Pradesh against 48,503 persons” the plea noted.Next Storylast_img read more

Derogatory Comments Against Woman Of Malaysian Origin ‘For Spreading COVID’; Jharkhand HC Denies Pre-Arrest Bail To Govt. Employee [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesDerogatory Comments Against Woman Of Malaysian Origin ‘For Spreading COVID’; Jharkhand HC Denies Pre-Arrest Bail To Govt. Employee [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay14 Sep 2020 9:41 PMShare This – xThe Jharkhand High Court on Wednesday (09th September) denied the benefit of Anticipatory Bail to a Government Employee who had uploaded a Facebook Post revealing derogatory comments on a woman of Malaysian origin for spreading Coronavirus along with her photo.The Bench of Justice Rongon Mukhopadhyay was hearing the plea of a petitioner, apprehending his arrest in connection with Jharia P.S….Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Jharkhand High Court on Wednesday (09th September) denied the benefit of Anticipatory Bail to a Government Employee who had uploaded a Facebook Post revealing derogatory comments on a woman of Malaysian origin for spreading Coronavirus along with her photo.The Bench of Justice Rongon Mukhopadhyay was hearing the plea of a petitioner, apprehending his arrest in connection with Jharia P.S. Case No. 84 of 2020.Allegedly, the said post was circulated in a Whatsapp group prompting comments targeting a particular community. An enquiry was made and it was detected that the Admin of the group did not intervene in this matter.The Court observed,”Petitioner is a government employee and it was he who had posted the screenshot of Facebook in his Whatsapp group which prompted comments and could have incited communal flare-up.”The Court further emphasised,”The allegations become all the more serious in view of the fact the petitioner is a government employee.”It was also observed by the Court that such circumstances do not entitle the petitioner for consideration of the grant of anticipatory bail to him. The application stood rejected.It may be noted that in April 2020, the Bombay High Court had granted ad-interim relief to one Abuzar Abdul Kalam, a 42-year-old man who accused members of the Tablighi Jamaat of assaulting him and then spitting on him on social media. He was booked under Section 295 A and various other provisions of the IPC.Justice SV Kotwal heard the anticipatory bail application filed by the accused via video conference. Accused was arrested by Mumbai police following registration of FIR against him under Sections 295 A (Deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage reli­gious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or reli­gious beliefs), 499 (defamation), 500 (Punishment For Defamation), 504 (Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 505 (Statements Conducing To Public Mischief) of IPC.Further, in April 2020, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare had issued an advisory to address social stigma associated with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and therefore, curb the prejudices against people and communities, social isolation and stigma in wake of the public health emergency.It came down heavily on false news reports and advises the sharing of only authentic material available on government websites.Case Details:Case Title: Shesh Nah Yadav v. The State Of JharkhandCase No.: A.B.A. No. 3380 of 2020Quorum: Justice Rongon MukhopadhyayAppearance: Advocate Kumar Amit (for the Petitioners); APP Ruby Pandey (for the State).Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

Utah governor has ‘no plans’ to shut down state, despite rising COVID-19 cases

first_imgfermate/iStockBy ELLA TORRES, ABC News(SALT LAKE CITY) — Utah’s governor said he has “no plans” to shut down the economy, directly pushing back at a public health official who warned that as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the state, “a complete shutdown” may be the only way to curb the spread.Dr. Angela Dunn, Utah’s epidemiologist, made the dire warning in a memo obtained by ABC Salt Lake affiliate KTVX on Monday.“All of our goals are aligned — keep the economy open and prevent deaths/ illnesses. We are quickly getting to a point where the only viable option to manage spread and deaths will be a complete shutdown. This might be our last chance for course correction. Contact tracing and testing alone will not control this outbreak,” Dunn wrote.Dunn encouraged the state to put a pause on any more loosening of restrictions until July 1 and mandate that face coverings be worn.“This might be our last chance for course correction,” Dunn wrote.Despite Dunn’s memo, Gov. Gary Herbert said in a statement he has “no plans to shut down Utah’s economy.”“Dr. Dunn’s internal memo raises alarm about the increasing COVID-19 cases in Utah. I appreciate her analysis and share many of her concerns. We will work to stem this tide, but I have no plans to shut down Utah’s economy,” he wrote on Twitter.Herbert urged Utahns to protect themselves “by following our common sense guidelines for social distancing, good hand hygiene and especially the use of face coverings.”Utah is one of a handful states that have seen an increase in hospitalizations, deaths and rate of positivity, according to an ABC News analysis of state-released data compiled by the COVID Tracking Project. The rate of positivity measures how many tests are positive for COVID-19 compared to the amount of tests run.The state entered the yellow phase of its COVID-19 response on May 15 and the surge in new cases began about 12 days later, according to KTVX.The following day, the state reported the largest single-day number of new virus cases for the third consecutive day.There are 17,906 COVID-19 cases in the state so far, according to the Utah Department of Health. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Tropical Storm Sally expected to hit Gulf Coast as slow-moving hurricane

first_imgABC NewsBy DANIEL MANZO, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — Tropical Storm Sally is forecast to strengthen into a hurricane as it approaches the Gulf Coast Monday morning.As of late Sunday night, the storm was about 185 miles east-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River with sustained winds of 60 mph, and was moving northwest at 8 mph.The storm’s track had a notable shift eastward late Sunday, increasing the odds of a more significant impact on the Mississippi coast and potentially lowering the impacts on southeastern Louisiana, including New Orleans. But the shift doesn’t mean New Orleans is in the clear yet.Sally is forecast to bring life-threatening storm surge, hurricane winds and torrential rain along the Gulf Coast beginning Monday.The storm is expected to near the southeastern Louisiana or southern Mississippi coast by late Monday, then slow down significantly. The storm is expected to strike the coast as a strong Category 1 or possibly low-end Category 2 hurricane.Heavy rain continues to fall on the eastern side of Sally, especially from the Florida Keys to Sarasota.Key West, Florida, recorded nearly 4 inches of rain in just one hour overnight causing flash flooding there. Additionally, Key West observed 9.37 inches of rain Saturday.Flood watches have been issued for a large part of the Southeast U.S.Regardless of the wind speed of Sally, the primary and most major concern remains the water.Sally’s outer bands should begin to reach the Gulf Coast Monday morning with significant progress inland not expected until Wednesday morning.This likely allows for up to 48 hours of storm surge and rainfall which could be a very dangerous situation.The rainfall forecast now calls for up to 20 inches along the Gulf Coast. As with all hurricanes, this rainfall will be realized east of the center and could cause major flash flooding.The storm surge forecast is now up to 11 feet, again east of the center.Hancock County, Mississippi, issued orders for a mandatory evacuation beginning Monday at 7 a.m. local time, for all low-lying areas and residents living on rivers, river inlets, bayous and creeks, and in travel trailers, modular homes, mobile homes, homes under construction and partially constructed homes.Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves issued a state of emergency Sunday evening, hours after New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell did the same for her city.Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said that the storm poses a “very significant threat to the people of Southeast Louisiana,” in a statement Sunday.Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey also said her state is “keeping a close eye” on the storm and that “it is likely that this storm system will be impacting Alabama’s Gulf Coast.”A mandatory evacuation has been issued for Grand Isle, Louisiana, according to a press release from Grand Isle Mayor David Carmadelle’s office. The town of Grand Isle will open an evacuation center at the Raceland Recreation Center, located at 221 Recreation Drive, Raceland, Louisiana.Sally is just one of seven tropical systems in the Atlantic basin.Paulette is currently a Category 1 hurricane as it continues to close in on Bermuda. Sustained winds at are at 85 mph as the storm moves northwest at 14 mph.Rain bands and gusty winds are beginning to impact the island, and additional strengthening is forecast over the next 24-48 hours.Paulette is expected to increase to a Category 2 hurricane as it impacts the island nation, where a hurricane warning is in effect. The magnitude of the impacts will depend on how close the center of the storm tracks to the island, but either way a prolonged period of heavy rain and strong winds with dangerous storm surge is expected to pound Bermuda through Monday morning.There are also two more tropical waves pushing off Africa, as well as Tropical Depression 20.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Pending home sales decline for third straight month

first_imgMessage* U.S. pending home sales declined for the third consecutive month. (iStock) A measure of pending home sales declined for the third consecutive month, as prices rise and inventory shrinks.The National Association of Realtors’ pending home sales index declined 2.6 percent in November from the previous month. That represents a much steeper decline than October’s, when pending home sales ticked down 1.1 percent from the previous month. The monthly index tracks contract signings and closings for existing single-family homes, condos and co-ops. Closings usually occur within a month or two of the contract signing.Read morePending home sales fall again as prices continue to riseOffice apartment REITs get shot in the arm from vaccine newsHome prices hit fastest growth in six years Despite the consecutive months of decline, contract signings remain elevated compared to the previous year. Contract signings were up 16.4 percent year over year in November — an all-time record.Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist, attributed the monthly decline in pending home sales to a shortage of available homes and rising prices. “It is important to keep in mind that the current sales and prices are far stronger than a year ago,” Yun said.The median home price reached an all-time high in July, exceeding $300,000, as workers, untethered from their offices, hunted for digs with more space for remote working and virtual school. An S&P index which tracks home prices in major metropolitan areas showed prices were up 8.4 percent year over year in October — a growth rate not seen for more than six years.With more buyers on the market, the supply of homes has also dwindled. Homes under $100,000 were the hardest to come by in November, with 38 percent fewer on the market compared to 2019. By comparison, the supply of homes priced at more than $1 million were down only 1.4 percent year over year.In 2021, Yun predicted that mortgage rates will rise slightly, to 3 percent from the current 2.7 percent, due to government borrowing.But with the vaccine and a congressional relief package on the way, Yun anticipates the new year will also bring a 10 percent rise in sales of existing homes and a 20 percent rise in new home sales.Contact Georgia Kromrei Email Address* Full Name*center_img Tagscase-shiller national home price indexHousing MarketNational Association of Realtors Share via Shortlink Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

Associate Professor

first_imgDivision: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (80001018)Department: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (90002108)Employment Duration: Full-timeSummaryThe H. Ben Taub Department of Physical Medicine &Rehabilitation is seeking a skilled Associate Professor/M.D.This position includes a major commitment to inpatient services atBaylor St. Luke’s CHI Medical Center Hospital and outpatientservices at BSLMC McNair Campus.Job Responsibilities:Provide Inpatient bed service and consults at BSLMC &Additional clinics at McNair for Neuromuscular and SpasticitypatientsJob Qualifications:Required Education: Applicants must have an MD or MD/PhD degree,board certified/board eligible in Physical Medicine andRehabilitation and maintain a valid Texas Medical License.Candidate must be eligible to obtain hospital privileges at BCMaffiliated facilities.Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction/Equal Access Employer.671CA; CHlast_img read more

Beach Replenishment Update: Phase 2 Complete at St. David’s Place

first_imgThe end of the line for Phase 2 of the south end beach replenishment project between 47th and 48th streets in Ocean City, NJ. Beach replenishment work gets a foothold at 55th Street by late on Tuesday, May 12.Check OCNJ Daily for updates and photos of the progress of work of the Ocean City beach replenishment project for 2015 in the south end of Ocean City between 36th and 59th Streets. DATE: Tuesday, May 12PROGRESS: Work on the second phase of the south end beach replenishment project is now complete at St. David’s Place (between 47th and 48th streets). Operations have shifted to a feeder pipeline at 55th Street, and by dusk on Tuesday, an accumulation of new sand surrounded the pipeline. From there, sand-pumping will progress northward to where the project left off at St. David’s. The second phase had originally been announced as 42nd Street to 49th Street. Crews on Tuesday were removing sections of pipeline from the beach between 42nd Street and 47th Street.WHAT’S NEXT: The project will proceed from 55th Street to St. David’s Place (mid-May to mid-June), then from 55th to 59th (mid-June to mid-July). These southern blocks will require more work to rebuild and repair dunes.READ MORE: Ocean City NJ Beach Replenishment 2015 Daily UpdateFOR DAILY UPDATES by E-MAIL: Sign up for freelast_img read more

Press release: Increased fees for criminal defence advocates

first_img Criminal defence advocates play a crucial role in upholding the rule of law, and it is vital that their pay adequately reflects the work they do in a fair and sustainable way. We have acted on the views we have heard during our engagement with the Bar and will increase spending on criminal advocates’ fees by £8 million, bringing the total increase to £23 million. Alongside this, we are looking at how we can best enable people to resolve their problems in a modern justice system and are spending £1bn to modernise and reform our courts and tribunals system. This will make it more straightforward, accessible, and provide better value for the taxpayer. government publishes response to AGFS consultation spending on fees to increase by £23 million money to be targeted at junior advocates The government is committed to working closely with the legal professions to ensure that criminal defence advocacy is fit for the modern age and open to all.The revised scheme will be reviewed after 18 months.Notes to editors Announcing the move, Lord Chancellor David Gauke also today (24 November 2018) committed to bring forward a 1% increase on all fees to come into effect alongside the new scheme.The announcement follows a consultation on proposals to increase spending on the revised Advocates Graduated Fee Scheme (AGFS) by £15 million, announced in August.After carefully considering the responses, the government will now spend an additional £8 million, bringing the total increase to £23 million. The money will be specifically targeted at junior advocates to support continued investment in the profession.Lord Chancellor, David Gauke said: the scheme will come into effect via an SI, scheduled to be laid in December the projected increase is based on overall spend on the Advocates Graduated Fee Scheme in 2016 to 2017last_img read more