Plugging the legal aid gap with pro bono is unsustainable as a long-term solution

An attention-catching speech by the new Lord Chancellor has failed to elicit celebratory cheers from the legal profession.

Michael Gove's first public speech outlined his proposals for reform of the justice system, including a review of the court estate, the introduction of new technology solutions, and a call for more pro bono services from lawyers.

Jo Edwards, chair of family law organisation Resolution, said she welcomed any move that improves the experience of people accessing the courts.

'We're also pleased there's an acknowledgement that the court system is not working as it should all of the time and ...

Jean-Yves Gilg
Solicitors Journal

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