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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

Justice Select Committee: one-off evidence session ‘Transforming Legal Aid Consultation’

Commons Select Committee: The Justice Committee was appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Ministry of Justice and associated public bodies. Today, 11th June 2013, the Committee will hold a one-off evidence session in relation to Price Competitive Tendering Proposals in the Government’s Transforming Legal Aid Consultation … Continue reading