Legal Aid

Whiplash portal causes concern over access to justice and compensation 

Claimants may be entitled to less compensation than previously
 

01 Mar 2021 | Courts & Judiciary

Assault on access to justice

The provision of quality legal services for individuals with insecure status is woefully inadequate, as Helen O’Nions explains

22 Feb 2021 | Legal Aid

Payment proposals for criminal lawyers 'favour prosecution'

There are warnings that plans for criminal lawyers to be paid for work done before suspects are charged could tip the scales in favour of the prosecution

27 Jan 2021 | Crime

Law Society action against LAA for failing to consult profession

Law Society lodges judicial review against the LAA for not fairly consulting the profession before deciding to move legal aid cost assessm

04 Sep 2020 | Finance

Lottery funding extends LawWorks in Wales

LawWorks awarded £422,760 from National Lottery

01 Sep 2020 | Legal Aid

Lord Chancellor revokes immigration fixed-fee regime

Firm wins fight against government’s new immigration and asylum procedures

12 Aug 2020 | Legal Aid

LALYs go online for first time

LAPG's Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards winners appear via video link

09 Jul 2020 | Legal Aid

Three-pronged approach to profession’s recovery launched by Law Society

A new campaign to help the  profession play its part in the country’ economic recovery from the pandemic has been launched by the Law Society

‘Serious risk' of widescale market collapse of criminal firms

Government must urgently address firms’ cashflow problems as the first wave of criminal law firm closures hits, warns the Law Society

19 Jun 2020 | Covid-19

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