Criminal legal aid

Call for evidence criminal legal aid review

On 29 March 2021, Sir Christopher Bellamy launched a call for evidence as part of his Independent Review of Criminal Legal Aid.

The consultation deadline has been extended to Friday 28 May 2021.

Sir Christopher is keen to hear from as many individuals and organisations working at the heart of the criminal legal aid system as possible.

This gives interested parties an opportunity to contribute evidence and ideas for consideration as part of the review.

We strongly urge you to submit your own evidence and encourage colleagues to do the same.

Find out more about the review

How to take part

You can either submit responses online or email them to

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