We're calling on the government to address the problems by adopting our policy recommendations on criminal justice.
Provision of legal aid advice for housing is disappearing in large areas of England and Wales, creating 'legal aid deserts'.
We are campaigning to improve access to justice for all, regardless of social background or wealth.
Early legal advice can stop a problem from escalating. Back our campaign to bring back legal aid for early advice
We are promoting the benefits of England and Wales as the leading global centre for legal services.
We launched our new campaign on 3 October to support the reputation of the profession - based on the results of research that we conducted with members, the public and commissioners of legal services in 2015.
Our criminal justice and early advice campaigns were raised with the lord chancellor and his ministerial team during justice oral questions.
More than half local authorities in England and Wales have no publicly funded legal advice for housing, the Law Society said.
This briefing sets out the Law Society's views on legal aid deserts in England and Wales.
The award of legal aid in the case of Shamima Begum raises some of the most fundamental principles underpinning the justice system.
Although it remains unclear when and how the UK will withdraw from the EU, we continue to advise our members to prepare for all eventualities.
Our campaign to improve the criminal justice system has recently received support from a number of politicians.
We have produced a parliamentary briefing ahead of the chancellor's spring statement on 13 March 2019.
Carol Storer reports on the Law Society’s Future of Law lecture delivered by Lucy Frazer QC MP on 26 February 2019.
If the UK leaves the EU without a deal in four weeks’ time cross-border criminals will have much to celebrate, the Law Society said today.
Justice minister Lucy Frazer QC MP shares her thoughts on what the future holds for the justice system and what this means for the legal profession.
This guide highlights the changes to criminal justice and security mechanisms should the UK leave the EU without an agreement.
HMCTS is hosting an online update on the Criminal Justice System Common Platform for defence practitioners.
A move to ease some of the hurdles restricting access to justice for hundreds of thousands of people is a shift in the right direction.
The MoJ has published a legal support action plan setting out the steps it plans to take following the post-implementation review of LASPO.
We are calling on the government to address the problems that impact on all areas of our criminal justice system by taking up our recommendations.
The reputation of our justice system is in great danger at a time when the country needs it most.
We are encouraging members to attend this face-to-face event on the crime area of the HMCTS reform programme to learn how it may affect you.
The government plans to reform the divorce process to remove the concept of fault. Many legal professionals feel current divorce law is out of date.
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.
An overview of our successes in our Access to Justice campaigns this year.
Support for criminal legal aid trial payments must be balanced by boost for case preparation work to ensure survival of the criminal defence profession.
The Law Society has welcomed news that the MoJ has scaled down a pilot project to extend court opening hours.
We have welcomed a pledge by the attorney general to take a look at the rules surrounding disclosure of evidence in the criminal justice system.
The Law Society's key campaigns played a key role in a Westminster Hall debate on the future of legal aid.
The Law Society has responded to a DoT consultation on proposed new offences of causing death or injury by dangerous or careless cycling.
We discuss the International Bar Association’s guide to legal aid principles and how the UK is measuring up against them.
The Law Society has produced this guide to help those conducting pro bono work understand when their clients may be entitled to legal aid.
Justice is as important to most people as health and education, according to far-reaching research into public attitudes to the justice system.
The Law Society of England and Wales has warned that a no-deal Brexit could leave Britain unable to extradite criminals back to EU states.
HMCTS are conducting research on video hearings and the legal professional user experience as part of the court modernisation programme.
The crisis in the criminal justice system is so acute an independent review into the economic sustainability of legal aid is vital.
The Law Society has responded to proposals from the MoJ for amendments to the Advocates' Graduated Fee Scheme.
Our ‘Justice in focus’ exhibition will be held in the main foyer of the Law Society on Chancery Lane, London, from 29 October to 2 November 2018.
The Law Society’s judicial review of the 2017 Regulations limiting PPE claimed under the Litigators Graduated Fee Scheme to 6,000 pages has been allowed.
The legal profession's charity, the Access to Justice Foundation, celebrates its tenth year.
A court heard the Law Society's judicial review to the decision to cut the maximum numbers of pages of prosecution evidence that count for payment.
The Law Society is inviting members to participate in focus groups to explore the impacts of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012.
Public access to the justice system has never been so restricted, the Law Society warned today as it filed a hard-hitting submission to government.
Professor Donald Hirsch has conducted a report for the Law Society for inclusion in the Society's submissions to the MoJ's review of LASPO 2012.
The Law Society has submitted evidence to the MoJ’s post-implementation review of Part 1 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act.
Law Society research shows the impact on victims of domestic violence of the changes to legal aid eligibility rules regarding capital and income under LASPO.
The Law Society has outlined its initial views on the MoJ's proposals in its consultation on reforms to the Advocates' Graduated Fee Scheme.
HMCTS are hosting a free online event on video remand hearings from 13:00 to 14:00 on Thursday 27 September.
The Law Society has responded to the MoJ consultation on the impact of Part 2 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012.
The Law Society has responded to the Law Commission's consultation on the law concerning search warrants.
From 1 October 2018 notice and grounds of appeal relating to appeals against conviction and sentence must be lodged directly with the Criminal Appeal Office.
The government’s review of LASPO Part 1 is now underway. The MoJ is taking evidence with the intention of publishing its findings by the end of the year.
Law Society responds to Sentencing Council consultation on public order offences.
The High Court has backed a legal challenge by the Law Society to halt cuts that were heightening the looming crisis in the criminal justice system.
The Law Society has responded to the MoJ consultation 'Reconsideration of Parole Board decisions: creating a new and open system'.
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