Briefing - Legal Aid Reforms

By: Elizabeth O'Hara  Published: June 2019


Summary

The proposals have been developed with the aim of providing a substantial contribution to the MOJ’s 23 per cent budget reduction, aiming to deliver savings of approximately £350m by 2014-15.

Shelter believes that these proposals, if implemented, are likely to drive up the need for civil legal aid rather than reduce it and therefore increase costs to the taxpayer further down the line.

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