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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

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 Demo at Parliament – 22nd May 2013

Below are some photos taken at today’s Legal Aid Demonstration at Parliament. The demonstration was to protest against the Ministry of Justice’s proposals to introduce price competitive tendering for criminal legal aid work, and to protect the public’s right to have a solicitor of their choice. These proposals will have devastating consequences. Please do not … Continue reading