Posts tagged “Legal Aid”

UK Litigation Reforms Attacked

March 1st, 2011
UK Litigation Reforms Attacked

New litigation reforms currently being debated in the House of Lords are coming under attack. The debate surrounds the argument about who should pay the ‘success fee’ for malpractice and other claims – the claimant or the lawyer. Currently, the system in practice in Britain is the no win – no fee. However the Government […]

Legal Aid Funding Cut Will Save £350 Million

November 17th, 2010
Legal Aid Funding Cut Will Save £350 Million

With the UK Government’s relentless march to cut the country’s deficit, the Justice Department headed by Ken Clarke is to cut the legal aid bill. Doing so will save around £350 million. The money saved over 4 years will affect a range of legal aid services, particularly divorce and medical negligence cases. As part of […]

Legal aid cut in a bid to save money

November 16th, 2010
Legal aid cut in a bid to save money

Legal aid will be cut in a bid to save money, it has been revealed. Justice Minister, Ken Clarke revealed that legal aid will now only be provided for those in desperate need, as the state looks to reduce the legal aid bill by 350 million pounds. The legal aid programme currently costs 2.1 billion […]

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