Funding, Costs and Legal Aid

MoJ criminal legal aid proposals: ‘Fiddling while Rome burns’

Defence practitioners are on the verge of ‘extinction’, the Law Society president warned today.

28 Feb 2020 | Crime

Public are giving up on the law, survey reveals

Many people give up and are living with injustice, the Law Society said, following a legal needs survey.

There’s no life in crime

John Bottomley explains what the criminal legal aid crisis means for junio

Better access to legal aid for separated migrant children

Migrant children separated from their parents can now get faster and easier access to legal aid, after new legislation came into forc

One day, a whisper

A diminishing number of clinical negligence lawyers can mount an effective claim today compared to 30 years ago, as Richard Bar

10 Oct 2019 | Clinical negligence

A call to arms

Legal aid appears to have developed a mythical status in the higher courts when deciding the pre-LASPO funding-switch cases, says Jonathan Wheele

Civil Justice Council plans to help vulnerable parties in civil courts

Recommendations on how to support vulnerable claimants and defendants in the civil courts have been put forward by the Civil Justic

10 Sep 2019 | Clinical negligence

Lack of clarity in government response to its consultation on the provision of medical reports

There is insufficient clarity in the government’s response to its consultation on the future provision of medical reports in road traffic accident (R

Prime Minister Johnson urged to place criminal and civil justice at heart of priorities

 
As most people expected, Britain has a new prime minister in Boris Johnson MP and the Law Society immediately sent a plea asking him

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