The Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law has today (4 June 2013) submitted its response to the Government's consultation on reforms to legal aid. The Centre is highly critical not only of the proposals to reduce legal aid, but also in other areas, such as in prisons, the proposal for a residence test, and the proposal that legal aid should be provided for judicial review claims only where an application for permission is successful. In particular, our response casts doubt upon the evidence base of the proposals.
See Bingham Centre response here
See Bingham Centre press release here