Legal Aid

Legal aid cuts ?will undermine pro bono work?

PUBLISHED November 7, 2011

Proposed cuts to legal aid threaten to undermine a decade of pro bono work, the legal profession has warned at the start of the tenth national pro bono week. A Law Society survey in the spring revealed that just under half of solicitors in private practice had undertaken pro bono work in the previous 12 months, conducting an average of 55 hours each, with an estimated total value of ?518m. read more