The legal profession has long felt a collective sense of persecution by the apparent determination of parliament to continue implementing its legal cuts programme against all odds. Despite all evidence pointing to the fact that this move has, so far at least, been little short of disastrous – the powers that be have pursued their pruning programme with the sort of dedication that tends to be displayed by only the most dedicated of gardeners. The negative effect of these cuts has prompted a group of highly motivated lawyers to take positive action by attempting to introduce members of parliament (MPs) to the realities of trying to help clients access justice without the prerequisite funds.

The Young Legal Aid Lawyers (YLAL) gr...

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