Access to legal aid is under threat.
The Ministry of Justice are undertaking a Review of Civil Legal Aid. You can join other members of the legal community to help shape civil legal aid reforms.
How can you help?
We’re looking for civil legal aid providers to take part in economic research with independent consultants to help us capture the magnitude of the threat facing access to justice.
Register by Wednesday 13 December to support the cause.
Your economic evidence will be key to convincing the government why it needs to put sustainable funding into fee schemes as part of its review on civil legal aid. Neither the Law Society nor the government will see any individual provider’s data.
Find out why we’ve commissioned independent research.
We’re taking the government to court
On 12 December, we’re taking the government to court over criminal legal aid funding.
We’re fighting for fair funding for criminal legal aid solicitors and to safeguard everyone’s right to a defence.
CTS cyber incident Following a cyber incident involving CTS, an IT partner for the legal sector, some law firms are currently unable to access their case management systems. We’re aware this includes some legal aid and conveyancing firms, and we’re currently working to understand how many of our members are affected. We’ve been in touch with government agencies and CTS to share our members’ concerns and experiences about the impact this is having, and the need for continued communication to keep members informed. Until the issue is resolved, impacted firms with cyber insurance should check whether their insurer provides a business support line to which you can reach out.