McNally: ‘Access to justice’ doesn’t mean access to a lawyer – LegalVoice

Posted April 24th, 2013 in budgets, competition, human rights, legal aid, litigants in person, news by sally

“It was time to ‘move on’ from the ‘bruising’ LASPO debate, the Lord McNally said yesterday. The legal aid minister told delegates at an event organised by the Westminster Legal Policy Forum that this month’s cuts would save £180m per annum alone. ‘Yet on the criminal side, we’re still spending £1 billion every year. A significant proportion of this spending is swallowed up by a few very high cost cases,’ the legal aid minister added.”

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LegalVoice, 24th April 2013