Tagged with consultation paper

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

Question and Answer: ‘Transforming Legal Aid’

As Parliament is off on its summer holiday (lucky for some), I thought the time was appropriate to reflect on what some of you think about the Government’s proposed legal aid reform, ‘Transforming Legal Aid’. The purpose of this blog is to gain a perspective and clear vision of your views, and potential ideas for … Continue reading

Don’t Let Justice Go

If you are not a lawyer, or working in any part of the criminal justice system then this blog is aimed directly at you. It’s not a political statement, it’s aim is to explain in the simplest of terms what the government are about to do to your justice system. You will hear over the … Continue reading

The Concerns of a Caseworker

For those of you who do not already know, I am quite a busy woman. I work part time, study part time, I’m a mum and a housewife. I worked as a legal secretary for nearly 10 years, but the crime bug caught me 2 years ago and I decided to start studying law whilst … Continue reading

A comment on the MoJ’s consultation paper

I am passing on a comment to the MoJ’s consultation paper regarding legal aid and competitive tendering. The response belongs to a learned colleague of mine. His name is Will Nelson and is a criminal lawyer. He is a much better writer than me, and has kindly given his permission for me to publish this on … Continue reading