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Legal aid reforms postponed

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Last week the government has decided to postpone the implementation of its legal aid reforms from October next year, when they were anticipated to take effect, until April 2013. The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill has not yet finished its passage through parliament and is a matter of huge controversy to those concerned with access to justice. The decision to postpone has been greeted with huge relief by concerned bodies such as Resolution (formerly the Solicitors’ Family Law Association, of which we are all members here at CFLP) and the Law Society, who have been particularly concerned…

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