Lords Committee report on legal aid proposals

On 17 November 2011, the House of Lords Constitution Committee published a report on Part 1 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill.

This is the part of the Bill which deals with legal aid. The Committee states that the extent of the proposed cuts to legal aid, and the manner in which they are to be delivered, raises issues around important constitutional principles of access to justice.

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