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Whacking the MoJ snake

The Lord Chancellor is not the only member of the government's justice team that deserves the scorn of the legal profession

18 March 2015

Did you wake this morning bleary eyed and with a mouth that felt like it was full of cotton wool? Was your head pounding to the beat of a snare drum as your stomach churned at the smell of breakfast cooking on the kitchen stove? If so, then the likelihood is that you enjoyed yet another impressive St. Patrick's Day.

I too am feeling a little green around the gills this morning, but it is not because of an over indulgence in that velvety black elixir we all feel obliged to drink this time of year (that's Guinness for all you teetotallers out there). The reason I feel a tad queasy is because I had the misfortune of sitting through the last House of Commons Justice Questions before the upcoming election.

Last week, the Justice Select Committee concluded that government cuts in eligibility for civil legal aid had significantly impacted on some of the most v...

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