New Parliamentary Legal Aid Group

MPs have launched an all-party Parliamentary group on legal aid, to promote understanding of the role of publicly funded legal services.


It will be chaired by Labour MP, Karen Buck, and will scrutinise proposals for the reform of legal aid and seek to ensure access to justice for all sectors of society. Its stated aim is “to promote Parliamentary and public understanding of the importance of the role of publicly funded legal services as a pillar of the welfare state and in reducing inequalities in society. To scrutinise and influence any proposals for the reform of legal aid provision to ensure that access to justice for all members of society is preserved and improved.”

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