Legal Aid

Roger Smith: legal aid reforms ?unsustainable?

PUBLISHED February 8, 2012

The director of law reform and human rights organisation Justice has condemned the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill as ?so bad? that it will not survive if it is enacted.

Roger Smith (pictured) described the package of reforms in the bill, which seeks to save money by removing legal aid for many areas of law, as ?unsustainable?. He told a Westminster Legal Policy Forum event on the future of legal aid that the bill would roll back the legal advice system to the 1970s.

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