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We welcome the Ministry of Justice and Legal Aid Agency's decision to enable to practitioners to make earlier payment claims.
We're looking for clients who might be interested in speaking to the media about their case.
We have outlined our concerns on the MoJ's proposed changes to the criminal legal aid fee schemes, as part of the Criminal Legal Aid Review.
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The criminal legal aid system is doomed to spiral into ever greater crisis unless the MoJ's plans are urgently rethought, the Law Society warned today.
The MoJ is reviewing the current criminal legal aid fee schemes. It will deliver a final report, including any recommendations, in summer 2020.
We do not believe that the accelerated proposals published today will do enough to secure the short-term sustainability of the profession.
The public overwhelmingly supports legal aid, the Law Society said today as it marked the anniversary of the government's review of the LASPO Act 2012.
Rosa Coleman is a marketing and development officer at the charity London Legal Support Trust and shares how access to justice and legal aid is under threat, and what you can do to help.
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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.
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