The Law Society today issued proceedings against the Ministry of Justice to challenge a decision to implement further cuts to legal aid.
The number of domestic abuse victims able to access free legal advice is set to increase after the government relented on excessively strict evidence rules introduced in 2013.
Access to justice is a fundamental principle of democratic societies, which shapes much of our work. Whether it is our work supporting pro bono initiatives, or our campaigning on legal aid deserts, we work tirelessly to ensure the justice system is accessible to all.
A legal challenge has been launched by the Law Society of England and Wales in a bid to halt cuts to fees paid to criminal defence lawyers.
News the government is to relax legal aid restrictions for domestic violence victims is welcome if long overdue, the Law Society of England and Wales president Joe Egan said today.
Research undertaken by Ipsos-MORI in collaboration with Law Society Research Unit shows that: shows a clear statistical link between getting early legal advice and resolving problems sooner.
Cutting state funding for early legal advice has proved a false economy – restoring it through legal aid could save the taxpayer money, the Law Society of England and Wales said today.
Early legal advice can stop a problem from escalating. Back our campaign to bring back legal aid for early advice
News that the government is to review the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) was today welcomed by the Law Society of England and Wales.
The quality of legal representation for anyone accused of wrongdoing in England and Wales will be damaged significantly by new cuts to defence solicitor fees, the Law Society warned today.
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