Ministry of Justice consultation on legal aid
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) published its 164-page consultation paper entitled 'Transforming legal aid: delivering a more credible and efficient system' on 9 April 2013.
Amendments were made to the initial consultation paper on 30 April. Click here to visit the MoJ's consultation page and view a list of amendments, including the updated consultation paper (bottom of the page).
The Chairman of the Bar has set up a dedicated email inbox to receive suggestions and contributions from the profession to inform the Bar Council’s response to the legal aid consultation. Please email LAReform@BarCouncil.org.uk with your suggestions.
The next All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Legal Aid meeting will take place on Wednesday 15 May at 16:00 and will focus on the civil law aspects of the 'Transforming Legal Aid' consultation. If you wish to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. More information is available in our Events section.
Please click on the links below to read the Bar Council's communications on the consultation, and other related documents. Items are listed in date order, with the most recent listed first.
Update from the Chairman: Don't believe everything you read. The public values legal aid. We need to fight to save it. - 21 May
Press release: 7 out of 10 of the British public fear legal aid cuts will lead to injustice - new poll - 21 May
Update from the Chairman - write to your MP - 7 May
Legal Aid Consultation Paper - Bar Council Core Case - 7 May
Amends to original consultation paper (issued 9 April) - 30 April
Update from the Chairman - 23 April
Legal aid consultation: summary of proposals - 19 April
Update from the Chairman - 12 April
Update from the Chairman - 9 April
Bar Council responds to MoJ legal aid announcements - 9 April