Monday, October 30, 2006

Get Carter.....

No, not the classic film staring Michael Caine or the piss-poor remake with Sylvester Stallone but Lord Carter aided and abetted by the Legal Services Commission (LSC). Lord Carter's review has recently been published Legal aid: a sustainable future.

The overall thrust of this review is basically cutting legal aid, carving up advice agencies and squeezing legal advice overall. Everyone should be entitled to equal justice but under this review the poor will receive rough justice. These proposals are very bad.

A good response to these proposals is from the Access to Justice Alliance.