The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) has just opened the tender for the 2017 criminal legal aid contracts.
We are campaigning to improve access to justice for all, regardless of social background and wealth.
In collaboration with others, we have set up a joint working group to examine the viability of a contingent legal aid fund.
The Law Society welcomes this strong defence of the principle that the right to British justice applies to everyone who is subject to the laws of this country.
Richard Miller, head of the Justice Team at the Law Society, outlines some of the key features to expect from the new legal aid crime contract.
A report by a key UN committee has criticised government moves to restrict access to justice in England and Wales, echoing the case made by the Law Society.
The Law Society is being consulted on the terms of the Criminal Legal Aid Contract 2017.
The Law Society of England and Wales welcoming the Justice Select Committee new report on fee increases.
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has started to gather more information about the existing arrangements and how they operate in practice.
The Legal Aid Agency's (LAA) Contract Review Body (CRB) forms part of a contractual dispute-resolution process, leading ultimately to mediation or litigation.
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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The Access to Justice Committee is part of our Legal Affairs and Policy Board.
It promotes improvements in legal aid and access to justice and advises on policy formulation.
Access to justice is on the verge of a crisis. There can be no effective rule of law when we lack a fully accessible and affordable judicial system.
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