Government To Make Legal Aid Cuts

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

The Government has announced major changes to the system of civil legal aid in England and Wales.

Speaking in the Commons, Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke announced that civil legal aid would only be routinely available in cases where life or liberty is at stake.
Funding for a wide range of disputes, including some divorce cases and clinical negligence would be axed.

The proposals are intended to cut the legal aid bill by £350 million a year by 2015 and there would be approximately 500,000 fewer civil cases as a result of the changes.

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