The Law Society has published a devastating critique of LASPO (Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012), which slashed civil and family legal aid.
In a report published last week, ‘Access denied? LASPO four years on’, the Law Society concludes that the legislation, which came into force in April 2013, has denied access to justice to society’s most vulnerable, hit the public purse and damaged the foundation of the justice system. laspo-4-years-on-pdf
Here is a short summary of the Reports proposals ‘Access Denied’_ Law Society’s 25-point plan to salvage civil justice _ News _ Law Society Gazette
The report focuses on the impact of the cuts on the ability of citizens to defend and enforce their legal rights.
It suggests LASPO increased pressure not just on the courts but on wider public services as legal problems escalated in the absence of legal aid for early advice.
LASPO aimed to cut legal aid spending by £450m.
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