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Legal Aid Agency

An embarrassing episode

The Legal Aid Agency has finally agreed to reconsider the so-called ‘embarrassment clause’ in the 2017 criminal work contract, but will it take on board stakeholders’ concerns, asks Gemma Blythe

Failing light

The seasons may change, but statistics showing a decline in legal aid claims, the failure of mediation assessments, and rising numbers of unrepresented litigants tell the same sad story, writes John van der Luit-Drummond

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