More criticism of legal aid bill

The voices ranged against the legal aid bill continue to grow. The Joint Committee on Human Rights – a very influential cross-party group drawn from both Houses of Parliament – has just published its report on the bill.

Significant concerns are expressed about a number of issues, including independence of decision making, domestic violence, advice in the police station and access to justice more widely. Ahead of tomorrow’s first day in Lords committee, the report is timely.

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