Legal Aid

Reprieve on special needs is first concession on legal aid bill

PUBLISHED January 20, 2012

The government has made its first tiny concession in the House of Lords debate on proposed legal aid reforms, agreeing to table a ?technical amendment? to ensure all special educational needs (SEN) cases remain in scope.

But justice minister Lord McNally gave little hope that other changes will be made as the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill goes through the committee stage in the Lords.

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