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.
Alexandra Cardenas discusses the third reading of the Investigatory Powers Bill and the strengthening of legal professional privilege.
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
Alexandra Cardenas takes a look at the latest Brexit-related events and the implications for the UK justice system.
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.
Provision of legal aid advice for housing is disappearing in large areas of England and Wales, creating 'legal aid deserts'. See our interactive map for more details.
Our accreditation covers all types of criminal law work and supports practitioners to qualify to apply for inclusion on local duty solicitor rotas.
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