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Harsh legal aid evidence tests for domestic violence are unlawful, rules Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal has today ruled that the harsh evidence tests faced by victims of domestic violence when applying for legal aid are unlawful. The legal challenge was brought to the Court of Appeal by the Public Law Project

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New MoJ figures reveal assault on access to justice, as spending cuts caused huge drop in legal aid work

The implementation of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) has resulted in “large reductions in legal help workload and expenditure”, reveal new Ministry of Justice (MoJ) statistics. The statistics reveal that government reforms and spending

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Lawyers consider further action against unjust legal aid cuts

Lawyers fear that further cuts to criminal legal aid under the new Conservative government will lead to a dramatic decline in the quality of legal representation as well as to miscarriages of justice. The Guardian reported last week that the

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Evidence shows legal aid reforms led to huge rise in self-representation and increased costs to the taxpayer

“The available evidence indicates that the proportion of litigants appearing before the civil and family courts without legal representation…has increased since the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) took many civil and private law children and

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Justice is under attack

The government is fragmenting the justice system, privatising policing, probation and prison services, closing courts, slashing the legal aid budget and making drastic cuts to funding. This will undermine the system, reduce access to justice and put public safety at risk.

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