The Haldane Society has responded to the Ministry of Justice's consultation on cuts to legal aid. We call for an expansion of the legal aid scheme so that 80% would be financially eligible for legal aid, for better decision-maker by public bodies, and for legal aid to remain for social and welfare law and all other areas of law currently included. We warn that if legal aid is cut, only the rich will have access to justice.
Our colleagues in Young Legal Aid Lawyers have produced a very detailed response, saying that these savage cuts will deny or delay justice.
The response from the "Commission of Inquiry into the case for Legal Aid" is here