Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Legal Aid, Sentencing & Punishment of Offenders Bill

This controversial, and far reaching bill, is due to have its Second Reading on Monday (21st November). There are a number of concerns about the effects of measures in the Bill. Below are a number of links to the Bill and reports about its repercussions.

The Bill
Explanatory Notes to the Bill

Justice for All Briefing
SCOPE Report - Legal Aid in Welfare
Law Society - on the costs of the "savings"
Rights, Welfare & Law. Legal Aid Advocacy in Austerity Britain by Prof. Deborah James & Dr Alice Forbess (LSE)
Law Centres Federation
Article from Law Society Gazette on proposed MANDATORY telephone gateway for civil legal aid.
National Accident Helpline Briefing on Referral Fees