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Bar Council and economists call on government to support contingent legal aid fund

A contingent legal aid fund (CLAF) has merit but its viability cannot be assessed until the Jackson reforms settle down, a Bar Council-commissioned report has concluded. Consultants Europe Economics, backed by the Bar Council, called on the government to back the concept.

December 14th, 2011 | 2 Comments »

Where the SLAS and BTE cover fit into the government’s reform agenda

As someone who has been immersed in Jackson from the start (in fact, I broke the story that the review was going to happen), there are a couple of points slightly off the usual Legal Futures agenda that I would like to draw out of the announcements yesterday around the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill.

June 22nd, 2011 | 1 Comment »