Last week saw the end of the consultation period on proposals for yet more cuts to legal aid. The Ministry of Justice has confirmed receiving over 13,000 responses, including ones from the Law Centres Network and several Law Centres individually.
This overwhelming response shows the depth of concern, especially among the legal professions, about the effect of the cuts. However, Government has tried to dismiss lawyers' objections as self-serving.
But it's not about lawyers, it's about justice - and Islington Law Centre has given The Lawyer magazine a few examples of the types of people and cases that would be left out by legal aid cuts.