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Cuts Watch #8: Legal aid cuts confirmed

24 May 2010, by in Cuts Watch

A Guardian story from Friday reported on You Gov’s finding that over two-thirds (68%) of consumers back the notion that “if someone was too poor to afford a lawyer and they had a need for serious legal advice” then “the state should pay for all their legal advice through the legal aid system”. Nevertheless, Friday also saw Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke confirming that cuts will be made to the legal aid budget, stating that he aims to “improve the service for less money”.

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  2. Gary Dunion
    May 24th 2010, 9:46 am

    ToUChstone readers: please take action against the Legal Aid cut at http://www.noshockdoctrine.org.uk/?p=118

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    May 25th 2010, 9:54 am

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