Legal aid cuts ‘not thought through’

By: Juliet
On: Thursday, 20 November, 2014

The Ministry of Justice is on track to meet its main objective of significantly reducing in a short timeframe spending on civil legal aid. However, it is less clear to what extent it has met its other objectives of reducing unnecessary litigation and targeting legal aid at those who need it most, according to today’s report from the National Audit Office.

In their report, Implementing reforms to civil legal aid, the NAO concludes that, in implementing its reforms, the Ministry of Justice did not think through early enough the impact of the changes on the wider system, and …read more

Source: Family Law News