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Jackson calls for action on contingency legal aid fund

PUBLISHED October 11, 2011

The ?time is ripe for action? on creating a Contingency Legal Aid Fund (CLAF), according to Lord Justice Jackson, architect of the government?s reforms of civil litigation costs. ?There is clearly a strong will among many in the legal profession to make such a scheme work,? he said. Jackson?s comments came in his second lecture on the implementation of the reforms that he piloted, delivered last Saturday to the Professional Negligence Bar Association. He focused on the question of creating a CLAF (or CLAFs) and a Supplementary Legal Aid Scheme (SLAS). read more