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Letter from Chris Grayling re Criminal Legal Aid Reform – July 2013

Louise Eaves has kindly given me permission to publish a letter she received from The Right Honourable Chris Grayling. The letter sets out his response to her concerns regarding the proposals to reform criminal legal aid. It makes interesting reading. Please click on each page to enlarge. Page 1: Page 2: Advertisements

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

Legal Aid Question Time – 18 June 2013

Gemma Blythe (@Gemma_Blythe), Caseworker at Kent Defence (@KentDefence) and Law Student at the University of Kent, attended Legal Aid Question Time last night, 18th June 2013. It was held at Church House – just around the corner from the Ministry of Justice offices, and the Legal Services Commission. How fitting. The chair of the meeting … Continue reading

Guest Blog: Choice? Choose Justice

A guest blog by Oliver Kirk, @Kirkabout. Choice. Why SHOULD a suspect or a defendant in a criminal investigation/case be allowed to choose his solicitor? We lawyers have made much of the fact that the Government has promoted choice in the areas of health and education. Why should people be able to choose their doctor, … Continue reading