The Liberal Democrats will conduct an ‘urgent and comprehensive’ review of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act and its effect on access to justice if they are elected to power.

‘The justice system is under pressure. Brexit threatens international co-operation, the Conservatives have failed to defend the rule of law which is the cornerstone of our democracy, and cuts to legal aid have denied effective access to justice to many,’ says the party’s manifesto.

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