Category Archives: exceptional funding

Post LASPO decline in civil legal aid continues

    Since the implementation of the LASPO*  cuts in April 2013 the number of civil legal aid cases has reduced by two-thirds. Figures released by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) last month show a continuing decline in the take-up …

Change to legal aid merits test

Something unusual happened in the House of Commons last month, it seems unprompted the government made an amendment to the regulations on legal aid which would benefit access to justice.   As the Minister, Sir Oliver Heald, explained to the Delegated …

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