Tagged with transforming legal aid

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

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

Legal Aid – what’s going on?

Although the Government’s Transforming Legal Aid Consultation period has closed, there are still lots of things happening… • On 11th June, the Justice Select Committee heard evidence from legal professionals about how PCT and proposals in general are unworkable – for more info: http://www.gemmab82.wordpress.com/2013/06/11/justice-select-committee-one-off-evidence-session-transforming-legal-aid-consultation/ – They will be hearing evidence from Chris Grayling on 3rd … Continue reading