Legal Aid

No surrender on LASPO, says McNally

PUBLISHED January 17, 2012

Peers from all parties were this week united in their opposition to the government?s planned legal aid reforms, but justice minister Lord McNally told the House of Lords he is ?not waving a white handkerchief? or making concessions.

During the third day debating the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill in committee, peers sought amendments that would retain legal aid eligibility in social welfare cases, private law cases affecting children and to fund expert reports in clinical negligence cases.

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