In the Media, Legal Aid

Charities to appeal prisoners aid ruling

PUBLISHED March 17, 2014

Two charities will take their case over cuts in legal aid for prison law to the Court of Appeal after the High Court rejected their legal challenge today.

The Howard League for Penal Reform and the Prisoners' Advice Service (PAS) went to court earlier this month to seek judicial reviews against restrictions to legal aid imposed by the government last December.? ?

They argued that the cuts were introduced for ideological reasons and undermined the rule of law, created an inherently unfair system, will leave vulnerable people unrepresented and cost more than they save.? ?

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