Legal aid focus

MPs and Peers have highlighted the paucity of legal aid access in England and Wales and called for ‘urgent’ action to tackle the lack of legal advice available for people on low incomes.
The 2018 Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards (LALY18) paid tribute to some of the brightest stars in the legal aid field in a ceremony attended by 500 practitioners in central London this week.
Lawyers have welcomed the government’s U-turn on legal aid for unaccompanied and separated children in care.
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Legal aid firms are to be given a second chance to bid for civil contracts.