Social Welfare Lawyers in the Centre of Birmingham

Criminal Legal Aid U Turn

Plans to slash the number of law firms allowed to do criminal legal aid work at police stations and magistrates’ courts have been dropped, while an 8.75% cut to legal aid fees criminal lawyers earn has been suspended for a year.

Michael Gove, the Secretary of State for Justice, said the MoJ had faced too many legal challenges over the plans.  To read more, see:-

Unfortunately the changes already implemented to civil legal aid remain in place.