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?Whole generation? of lawyers could disappear post-LASPO

PUBLISHED November 3, 2011

Government proposals to slash legal aid have passed through the Commons, amid suggestions the legislation will wipe out specialist lawyers. The bill will now move to the Lords, following a heated debate during which opposition MPs also rejected the suggestion that lawyers are only interested in self-preservation. Labour MP Valerie Vaz, who worked as a solicitor for more than 20 years in private practice and the public sector, said: ?I am concerned by the removal of welfare benefit, education and debt recovery cases from the scope of legal aid. read more