Labour will restore access to justice by looking at reinstating legal aid in certain areas, removing Tory restrictions on judicial review, and setting up a tribunal to hear environmental claims, the party has promised in its manifesto published this morning.

‘Justice is eroded by the poor decisions of privatised assessments, by the withdrawal of legal aid, by the removal of appeal rights, by the delays arising from overcrowded courts, and by the costs of fees,’ says the document.

On legal aid, the manifesto says, withdrawal a...

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