The Guardian has published a series of excellent articles today on the impact of the legal aid cuts:
- ‘The forgotten pillar of the welfare state’ – a special report
- Four landmark legal aid cases that might not be taken today
- Are the reforms to legal aid just? – an invitation to readers to contribute to the debate.
There is also coverage of yesterday’s report from the Children’s Commissioner, including that it has prompted Simon Hughes to review the impact of the cuts. It seems he was surprised to discover that his support for removing legal aid from many cases involving children left them unrepresented.