Monthly Archives: March 2012

Further defeats on legal aid bill for government

Date: 28th March 2012 Categories:

Last night the government suffered two further defeats on the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill (known as the Legal Aid Bill) at report stage in the House of Lords. Peers have now voted in favour of eleven …

Report critical of MoJ’s financial management

Date: 21st March 2012 Categories:

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in the House of Commons has published a report this week which is critical of the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and its failure to deliver accounts on time. Margaret Hodge MP, chairperson of the PAC, …

Time to compromise on legal aid bill?

Date: 16th March 2012 Categories:

Another week goes by and the government suffers another significant defeat in the debate on the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill, known as the Legal Aid Bill. The question is will they accept the Lords’ amendments or …

Government loses crucial votes in Lords on legal aid

Peers in the House of Lords inflicted a number of significant defeats on the government this week over its proposals for legal aid. They were debating the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill which has reached the report …

Government ignoring public opinion on civil legal aid

Date: 5th March 2012 Categories:

A report published today (5 March) by Legal Action Group (LAG) finds that public opinion strongly supports the provision of legal services paid for by the state.   LAG’s report, Social welfare law: what the public wants from civil legal …

Legal aid bill concessions

Date: 2nd March 2012 Categories:

On Wednesday, the government announced two further concessions on the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill, known as the Legal Aid Bill. The bill reaches the crucial report stage in the House of Lords on Monday (5 March) …

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