Legal Aid

Sole practitioners and freelancer solicitors at financial risk, says Society

The extension of urgent financial help for all businesses has been announced by government, but the Law Society warned that the legal sector must not fall through the cracks.

07 Apr 2020

MoJ criminal legal aid proposals: ‘Fiddling while Rome burns’

Defence practitioners are on the verge of ‘extinction’, the Law Society president warned today.

28 Feb 2020

There’s no life in crime

John Bottomley explains what the criminal legal aid crisis means for junio

07 Nov 2019

Criminal justice system at 'breaking point'

The criminal justice system is on the brink of collapse after a decade of underfunding and needs urgent intervention, a Law Society report ha

18 Jun 2019

Law Society urges government to rectify ‘legal aid deserts’

The Law Society has published figures today revealing that 184 local authorities in the UK have no publicly funded legal advice fo

25 Apr 2019

Funding for inquests: giving families a voice

Non means-tested legal aid funding for inquests would encourage safer practices as well as allow families to be represented, argues Alic

16 Apr 2019

Bach Commission proposes Right to Justice Act

Scrap Legal Aid Agency and replace it with an independent body, repor

22 Sep 2017

In the belly of the beast

Having witnessed ugliness and hope during her two months as an intern with a New Orleans Public Defenders Office, Lucie Boase brings back a slice of US attorneys’ passion for justice to share wit

19 Jul 2017

Tenants become accustomed to their lot

Social housing tenants must be treated with dignity, not dismissively, urges Russel

10 Jul 2017