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Legal Aid: First Impressions

In 1950, SJ reported on the favourable first impressions of the legal aid scheme

19 October 2016

An encouraging picture of the manner in which the legal aid machine is swinging into action was given by the Lord Chancellor at a Press conference held at The Law Society’s Hall on 17th October.

Viscount Jowitt declared that he had never had a better body of persons to work with than in connection with legal aid, and he revealed the impressive fact that about 8,500 solicitors and 1,500 barristers are now on the panels. This showed, he said, that – taking into account the numbers who engage in litigation – substantially the whole of both branches of the profession are now supporting the scheme.

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