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Call for evidence

The Future of Legal Aid

Terms of reference

The Committee welcomes evidence on:

  • How LASPO has impacted access to justice and for views on the post-implementation review and the criminal legal aid review;
  • The role of the Legal Aid Agency;
  • Recruitment and retention problems among legal aid professionals;
  • The impact of the court reform programme and the increasing use of technology on legal aid services and clients;
  • The impact of Covid-19 on legal aid services and clients; and
  • What the challenges are for legal aid over the next decade, what reforms are needed and what can be learnt from elsewhere.

The deadline to submit written evidence is 2 November 2020.

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