LASPO four years on: Law Society review
Four years on, the Law Society has conducted a review of the legal aid changes introduced under the act. This review concludes that:
- legal aid is no longer available for many of those who need it
- those eligible for legal aid find it hard to access it
- wide gaps in provision are not being addressed
- LASPO has had a wider and detrimental impact on the state and society
The report includes 25 recommendations to government, focusing on issues including increasing children's access to legal aid, reintroducing legal aid for early advice, and improving exceptional case funding and the legal aid means test.