Resolution has expressed its disappointment at the MOJ for its reaction to the recent report published by the Justice Select Committee which is critical of legal aid cuts.
In the final Equality Impact Assessment accompanying the Bill the MoJ set out that its objectives for the proposed legislation were to (The Objectives of LASPO):
· discourage unnecessary and adversarial litigation at public expense;
· target legal aid to those who need it most;
· make significant savings in the cost of the scheme; and
· deliver better overall value for money for the taxpayer.
To read the full report, please click on the Parliament Publications link.
Resolution has tried to raise awareness of the effects of legal aid cuts on those that use the family justice system, such as an increased number of litigants in person and domestic abuse victims not being able to obtain legal support.
For the full resolution quote, please click on the Family Law Week’s link.