Legal Aid

Legal aid cuts a ?false economy?, warns Supreme Court justice

PUBLISHED November 30, 2011

Supreme Court justice Lady Hale (pictured) has warned that the government?s planned legal aid cuts are a ?false economy? that will have a ?disproportionate impact upon the poorest and most vulnerable in society?.

Hale told the annual Law Centres Federation conference last weekend that while it is not the proper role of a judge to attack government policy, ?it is the proper role of the judges to warn the government of the consequences of the particular choices they make in pursuit of their policies.?

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