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David Mead: Public Law Current Survey (Feb – Apr 2015)

UK Constitutional Law Association

Editors’ note: The Public Law Current Survey was originally published in Public Law and is reprinted here with the generous permission of that journal. The July 2015 issue of the journal is now out and its table of contents can be consulted below.

Public Law July 2015 cover-page

David Mead new(This survey covers the three-month period 1st February to 30 April 2015)

Administration of Justice

The Justice Select Committee report “Impact of changes to civil legal aid under the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012” (HC 311, 12 March) was very critical of the Government’s cutting of civil legal aid. The Committee noted that the saving of £2bn from a £10bn budget had limited access to justice for some of those who needed legal aid the most. Furthermore, the MoJ had not been able to demonstrate that it has achieved value for money for the taxpayer. In some instances it had…

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