The government’s promised review of the LASPO Part 1 is now underway. The MoJ is taking evidence until the end of September with the intention of publishing its findings by the end of the year.
The Law Society’s judicial review of the 2017 Regulations limiting the PPE that can be claimed under the Litigators Graduated Fee Scheme (LGFS) to 6,000 pages has been allowed.
A legal challenge by the Law Society of England and Wales to halt cuts which were heightening the looming crisis in the criminal justice system has been backed by the High Court.
The Law Society’s advocacy advisory group has responded to a consultation issued by the Queen’s Counsel Appointments which proposes changes to the current Queen’s Counsel appointments process.
Properly funded early legal advice saves taxpayers' money, the Law Society said as it published news analysis showing the cost of running a single courtroom for a day is £2,692 - not including legal advice.
The Law Society has carried out new analysis that reveals that an average day of court time costs at least £2,692.
A hard-hitting report by a group of influential MPs highlights how cuts to criminal legal aid are tarnishing the reputation of the justice system and denying people basic legal advice when they most need it.
Research from the University of Loughborough, commissioned by the Law Society, has found that the legal aid means test is preventing families in poverty from accessing justice.
Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights have reflected the Law Society’s concerns that large parts of England and Wales are becoming “legal aid deserts”.
On 17 and 18 July 2018, a Divisional Court heard the Law Society's judicial review to last October's decision to make a 40% cut to the maximum numbers of pages of prosecution evidence that count for payment under the Litigators Graduated Fee Scheme.
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