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Legal Aid Team Legal Aid Team! comes out in 2 WEEKS!!!

Legal Aid Team!  is a satirical animation that will communicate the negative impact of the cuts to a large new audience. It’s a superhero adventure about legal aid that will be broadcast on The Guardian in the run up to the General election. Legal aid is at the core of a fair justice system, and…

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LAPG publishes legal aid ‘manifesto’ to prioritise vulnerable

The Legal Aid Practitioners Group (LAPG) has  launched its ‘manifesto for legal aid’ calling for immediate changes to be made to the legal aid system to improve access to justice for vulnerable groups. The manifesto highlights – in LAPG’s words – ‘those areas where changes to legal aid – particularly those brought in under the…

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Civil legal aid cuts “failed to target help where needed”

The Government achieved its aim of substantially reducing the civil legal aid budget but the Justice Committee’s report concludes that it had failed to target legal aid to those who need it most and had not discouraged unnecessary litigation at public expense and could not show it was delivering better overall value for money for the taxpayer.…