Justice for All has calculated that over 30% of local authority areas will have so few cases left that there will be less than one housing adviser for the entire region once the scope cuts in the legal aid bill come into effect. A third of the country will in effect have no social welfare legal aid advice provision. I spoke to Jon Robins about the impact of this research on Shelter and its clients; his article is on the Guardian’s law website.
There is still time to use Justice for All’s handy (and very quick) tool to email your MP about the effect of the legal aid cuts before the third reading debate on Monday. Please do so, and urge others to as well.