As part of our commitment to offering a wide range of services and choices of funding, we undertake publicly funded work particularly in the family and criminal law fields.
In its spending review yesterday the government announced a consultation on proposals to reform the Legal Aid system and a reduction in spending on courts and Legal Aid by increasing awareness of access to alternative ways of resolving disputes. The aim is to save £350 million pounds on Legal Aid.
More details are expected to follow in November as to how the government aims to achieve this target.
In the current climate some savings are only to be expected, but the fear is that these will impact on access to justice.