Justice for All, a campaign to save free civil legal advice from disappearing as a result of the government’s drastic legal aid cuts, has been launched at the House of Commons.

Justice for All, a campaign to save free civil legal advice from disappearing as a result of the government's drastic legal aid cuts, has been launched at the House of Commons.

Sir Alan Beith, the Lib Dem elder statesman and chairman of the Commons justice select committee, told a packed meeting room that his committee would begin an 'urgent inquiry' into the cuts next month.

'We recognise as a committee that the government faces a major challenge with the overall cost of legal aid,' Sir Alan said.

'But, if we don't structure this right, then at precisely the time voluntary organisations are affected by budget cuts they will find that calls on them from individuals will be much more numerous and demanding.

'What...

Jean-Yves Gilg
Editor
Solicitors Journal

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