Legal Aid

There’s no life in crime

John Bottomley explains what the criminal legal aid crisis means for junior lawyers

Criminal justice system at 'breaking point'

The criminal justice system is on the brink of collapse after a decade of underfunding and needs urgent intervention, a Law Society report has concluded.

Law Society urges government to rectify ‘legal aid deserts’

The Law Society has published figures today revealing that 184 local authorities in the UK have no publicly funded legal advice for housing.

Funding for inquests: giving families a voice

Non means-tested legal aid funding for inquests would encourage safer practices as well as allow families to be represented, argues Alice Stevens

Bach Commission proposes Right to Justice Act

Scrap Legal Aid Agency and replace it with an independent body, report recommends

In the belly of the beast

Having witnessed ugliness and hope during her two months as an intern with a New Orleans Public Defenders Office, Lucie Boase brings back a slice of US attorneys’ passion for justice to share with legal aid lawyers in the UK

Tenants become accustomed to their lot

Social housing tenants must be treated with dignity, not dismissively, urges Russell Conway