Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act: royal assent and summary of changes

The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act was passed on 1 May 2012.

A list of changes made during the passage of the legislation is available on the Justice for All website.

Justice for All is a coalition of charities, legal and advice agencies, politicians, trade unions, community groups and members of the public.

In May 2012, the Equality and Diversity Forum published an update on ‘Discrimination provision under the Legal Aid Act’.

Click here for details on the Ministry of Justice website

Click here for the Justice for All website

Click here for Equality and Diversity Forum response to Legal Aid reform proposals

Click here for Equality and Diversity Forum update