Legal Aid

Justice Secretary announces consultation to save ?220m by 2019

PUBLISHED April 11, 2013

Ministry of Justice consultation aims to build on legal aid reform programme

Secretary of State for Justice Chris Grayling has launched a consultation on reforms designed to boost public confidence in the legal aid system and reduce the burden on the taxpayer.

?Transforming Legal Aid: Delivering a more credible and efficient system? contains proposals in a number of areas. These include crime competition, fee changes and tightening up funding for prison law cases.

Consultation events

The Ministry of Justice will be holding consultation events between Tuesday 7 May and Thursday 23 May in: London, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Newcastle, Leeds, Nottingham, Cambridge, Reading, and Brighton.

These will provide an opportunity for stakeholders to feedback on the proposals.

Consultation dates

The consultation closes on 3 June 2013 and details are available on the Justice website (see below). The Government will respond to the consultation in autumn 2013.

Stay informed

Keep an eye on the legal aid news section of the Justice website for further updates (see below). These updates will also be highlighted in future editions of Legal Aid Bulletin.

Further information

Justice website: Consultation
Justice website: Legal aid news/latest updates ? watch out for future stories