The Law Society vice-president has outlined initiatives to bolster access to justice following the government?s proposed legal aid reforms - but stressed that Chancery Lane has not given up its opposition to the cuts.

Lucy Scott-Moncrieff (pictured) told the Gazette that the Society has given ?a lot of thought? to what can be done if scope cuts in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill go ahead. She highlighted a scheme in which law students help people claiming benefits and called on City firms to take on ?strategic cases? on a pro bono basis.

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