The Justice Committee has announced a very important inquiry into the impact of the legal aid changes.
” The committee proposes to inquire into the impact of the LASPO changes. The Committee recognises that certain effects of the changes may not yet be fully clear, but considers that there is sufficient evidence of those effects to enable it to follow up its previous work before the end of the current Parliament. The Committee intends to examine the identifiable outcomes of the legislation against its previous conclusions and recommendations, as well as to consider any new problems which have arisen.” (FLAG DV highlighting)
If you are an organisation or individual who has been affected by the loss of legal aid for family law cases, you can submit written evidence to the Committee here.
If you are a provider of civil legal services who has turned clients away due to the scope of the cuts, you can complete the Law Society survey below.