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Proposals for a set of minimum standards to ensure access to justice for all have prompted the Law Society to warn that the justice system is at breaking point.
Law Society is investigating the problem of touting for criminal legal aid work
Legal Aid Agency announces revision of standard criminal legal aid contracts
Firms applying for criminal legal aid contracts need SRA authorisation
As Rob and Helen face each other in the family court, the Law Society highlights the unfairness of rules that determine who is eligible for legal aid.
Our free roadshows and webinar will tell you everything you need to know about the tender process and the key changes to the contract.
Law Society cautiously welcomes proposals for an online court, made in a comprehensive review of the structure of the civil courts in England and Wales.
Families across England and Wales are denied state-funded advice on housing issues because of 'legal aid deserts' which emerged due to drastic government cuts.
The outcome of a consultation on the new 2017 criminal legal aid contract was today greeted with concern by the Law Society of England and Wales.
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