Law in Practice webinar on Thursday 23rd July at 6.00 pm with Karl Turner MP Shadow Minister for Legal Aid

The Shadow Minister for Legal Aid, Karl Turner MP will be discussing the challenges for the justice system and access to justice. In 1949, Parliament passed the Legal Aid and Advice Act, providing free solicitor’s advice to those who were unable to pay.  Describing legal aid, Lord Beecham called it “one of the great pillars of the post-war welfare state”

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The Courts – Latest Round Up From The Law Society

On 27 March the MoJ and HMCTS announced that, for public safety reasons, the work of the courts and tribunals will be consolidated into fewer buildings. As of 15 April there were 160 priority court and tribunal buildings open for essential face-to-face hearings. This represents 43% of the 371 crown, magistrates and family courts across England and Wales. In addition,

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MOJ Accelerated Proposals for Legal Aid

The Ministry of Justice has now published a consultation on accelerated changes to the public funding arrangements for Criminal Legal Aid . This follows from on going work which continues in designing a new scheme for public funding which is intended to provide a long term sustainable scheme for public funding for criminal legal aid . The proposals which can

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