News and advice for legal aid practitioners and information about our campaigns for an adequately funded legal aid system and access to justice for all.
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.
The Law Society's key campaigns played a key role in a Westminster Hall debate on the future of legal aid.
The Law Society was referenced extensively in a Westminster Hall debate on the future of legal aid on Thursday last week.
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.
As lawyers, we are really good at talking about "access to justice". I have used that phrase countless times over the past few years.
Justice is as important to most people as health and education, according to far-reaching research into public attitudes to the justice system.
The government is currently considering the evidence submitted as part of its review of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012, which provides an important opportunity to bring back legal aid for early advice.
Last week, the government published a further 28 Brexit no deal technical notices on professional services, which includes contingency plans for EU lawyers practising in the UK.
This accreditation scheme covers the representation of patients in all proceedings before the first-tier tribunal.
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The Law Society has launched a new campaign highlighting a looming crisis in the numbers of criminal duty solicitors.
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.
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.
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