Legal Aid

?Crude? legal aid cuts get a pasting in the Lords

PUBLISHED October 27, 2011

A Labour lord predicted a ?prolonged and hard winter for access to justice? as peers condemned ?crude? and ?ill thought-out? cuts to legal aid fees in a debate last night. The House of Lords was debating a motion tabled by Lord Bach, the former legal aid minister, calling for the annulment of the statutory instrument that introduced 10% fee cuts in civil and family legal aid earlier this month. read more