Four years ago, the then government implemented the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO). Hundreds of thousands of people who were eligible for legal aid on 31 March 2013 became ineligible the very next day.
Cuts to legal aid spending have denied justice to the most vulnerable in society, hit the public purse and damaged the foundation of our justice system.
Guidance published today reminds criminal legal aid solicitors of their obligations under the legal aid contract to undertake certain work.
Legal Walks happen through the year and throughout the country. The London Legal Walk is only 6 weeks away. Have you got your team in place and began your fundraising? If not, now’s the time. Bob Nightingale offers his top tips.
President of the Law Society has written to Sir Oliver Heald MP to raise concerns over the LAA's process of issuing the 2017 crime contracts.
The case for introducing further cuts to criminal legal aid fees has not been made, the Law Society today insisted as it responded to a key Ministry of Justice consultation.
The Law Society has responded to the MoJ consultation on LGS reform.
Speech by Richard Miller, Law Society head of justice, at a London Criminal Courts Solicitors' Association (LCCSA) meeting to discuss MoJ, LGFS and AGFS reform proposals.
The MoJ is consulting on proposals which include reducing the cut-off for pages of prosecution evidence under the Litigators Graduated Fee Scheme.
Proposals to change the legal aid payment scheme for advocates in the Crown Court are likely to be a massive disincentive to solicitors.
Accreditation for members who meet the highest standards of expertise and client service in immigration and asylum law work.
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