Legal Aid

Law centres warn on legal aid cuts

PUBLISHED February 2, 2012

Law centres will close, leaving ?many thousands? of the poor and marginalised without access to justice if the government?s legal aid cuts are implemented, peers have warned.

In a short debate this week, Labour?s former legal aid minister Lord Bach asked what assessment the government had made of the implications for law centres of legal aid cuts. Bach said that taking social welfare law out of the scope of legal aid would reduce by 86% the funding that law centres receive to provide advice or ?legal help?.

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