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LASPO… what next?

The biggest step that the government took to reduce the legal aid spend was the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (LASPO) 2012, which intended to cut legal aid in areas of law such as family, social welfare, housing, employment and more. Despite a large opposition, this Act came into force on 1st … Continue reading

Article: Save Legal Aid

For over 60 years legal has given people access to justice who otherwise couldn’t afford it. New government plans threaten this vital human right, says Gemma Blythe. Earlier this year, the Ministry of Justice put forward its plans to reform legal aid. The Government held a consultation period, running from April to June, and received … Continue reading

64 years of Legal Aid

Today, 30th July 2013, marks 64 years of Legal Aid. We will Rally for Justice this afternoon, and here’s why: Legal Aid gives everyone access to justice, which provides a vital safety net and makes our society a civilised one. In a democratic society, we all have a right to access justice and a right … Continue reading

Rally for Legal Aid – 30th July 2013

Justice Alliance is an alliance of people and groups united in opposition to the government’s proposed attack on legal aid and the criminal justice system. Justice Alliance have organised a rally for Legal Aid, to celebrate its 64th anniversary on 30th July 2013. There are two rallies. One at The Old Bailey in London, an … Continue reading