With education forming a key plank of the manifestos of all three main political parties, and cuts in funding likely whoever wins the election, lawyers should brace themselves for a further raft of reform. Stephen Hart and Andrea Squires report
The successive bodies in charge of administering legal aid have been storing up trouble for the future, and the decision to make the Legal Services Commission an executive agency will further compound the problem, says Steve Hynes
The Ministry of Justice has suspended the authorisation of Cartel Client Review (CCR), one of the country’s biggest claims management firms. The MoJ had been investigating the company for some time and said it had generated a “high volume of enquiries”.