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The Queen on the application of CLSA and LCCSA v The Lord Chancellor (2014) EWHC 3020 (Admin)

The Queen on the application of CLSA and LCCSA v The Lord Chancellor (2014) EWHC 3020 (Admin)

On 19th September the High Court ruled that the Ministry of Justice’s consultation process to reform criminal legal aid was unfair. 

The Court held that the Ministry of Justice’s failure to disclose the findings of two key reports on plans to introduce new dual criminal legal aid contracts was ‘so unfair as to amount to illegality’.  The Court held that there should be a ‘relatively short’ reconsultation of the legal profession. 

Click here for commentary from Nicola Hill, President of London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association, one of the claimants. 

Click here for an article from The Law Society Gazette regarding the reconsultation.

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Criminal Law, Legal Aid