The tireless efforts of legal aid lawyers got deserved recognition at the 2021 Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards.
In 2018, we published new data which showed a looming crisis in the numbers of criminal duty solicitors. We will shortly publish updated figures.
The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) has reviewed its COVID-19 contingency measures for crime and civil legal aid practitioners.
We caution that law firms need more long-term certainty after the UK government unveiled its plans for criminal legal aid contracts for 2022.
The legal profession has urged the Ministry of Justice to reconsider early disclosure plans or risk them failing before they even begin.
As we mark the end of the eviction ban, we urge the UK government to act in the best interest of the public.