Legal Aid

Legal Aid – Vote of 'No Confidence' Passed Unanimously

PUBLISHED March 30, 2007

The Law Society Council have passed unanimously a motion of no confidence in the LSC because in its determination to press ahead immediately to change legal aid, the Legal Services Commission has failed to negotiate adequately with the Law Society or to consider or respond to its legal advice and further has dismissed the warnings of the Otterburn report and others as to the dire consequences of its plans for the public and access to justice.