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Labour’s legal aid commission needs to focus on the public

Date: 7th March 2016 Categories:

  Labour’s commission on legal aid has been described as “the only game in town” by some close to it. This might be true as, so far, the government seems reluctant to review the cuts introduced by the Legal Aid, …

Details of criminal tenders announced

      Today the Legal Aid Agency has announced details of the tenders for duty work in criminal cases. They confirmed that 1,099 bids had been received and that they were short of bids in only three areas Devon …

Civil legal aid after polling day

  Legal aid and access to justice has not featured much in the general election campaign. The party manifestos include only scant references to it, but LAG argues the next government should not ignore the problems caused by the budget cuts …

Grayling might risk further judicial review

Date: 14th October 2014 Categories:

A consultation process forced on the government by the loss of a judicial review on the proposed tendering system for criminal legal aid duty contracts ends tomorrow (15th October 2014). LAG argues that the Lord Chancellor, Chris Grayling, can ill …

Big Firms Break Cover

Date: 5th December 2013 Categories:

  Two high profile solicitors in the criminal legal aid Big Firms Group (BFG) have spoken out about the proposed legal aid cuts in an article on the Times website today. It’s clear from their comments that, while they are …

Dramatic Fall in Employment Tribunal Cases

Date: 23rd October 2013 Categories:

Figures released by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) show a large decline in the number of claims received by the Employment Tribunals after the introduction of fees at the end of July this year (see link below).     From …

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