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The Future of Legal Aid

Inquiry

This inquiry is looking at the major challenges facing legal aid clients and providers and how they might be tackled.

The legal aid system in England and Wales was fundamentally changed by the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LAPSO). Since then, there have been several legislative changes and post-legislative reviews of LASPO.

We are especially interested in hearing about:

  • The sustainability of the legal aid market
  • The impact of covid-19 and the increasing reliance on digital technology to deliver legal advice and court services.

Read the call for evidence to find out more about the inquiry.

Read a summary of our key recommendations to the Government.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Third Report - The Future of Legal Aid
Inquiry The Future of Legal Aid
Committees Justice Committee
HC 70
Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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24 March 2021
Inquiries Court Capacity, and The Future of Legal Aid
Committees Justice Committee
Oral Evidence
16 March 2021
Inquiries Court Capacity, and The Future of Legal Aid
Committees Justice Committee
Oral Evidence
2 March 2021
Inquiries Court Capacity, and The Future of Legal Aid
Committees Justice Committee
Oral Evidence
LEG0102 - The Future of Legal Aid
Witnesses Ministry of Justice
Committees Justice Committee
Written Evidence
LEG0088 - The Future of Legal Aid
Witnesses LawWorks
Committees Justice Committee
Written Evidence
LEG0091 - The Future of Legal Aid
Witnesses INQUEST
Committees Justice Committee
Written Evidence

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