In its Report published 30 March 2011 (Third Report of Session 2010-11, Government’s proposed reform of legal aid, HC 681 (PDF)), the Committee raised a number of subjects of concern. The Committee now proposes to inquire into the impact of the LASPO changes.
The Committee recognises that certain effects of the changes may not yet be fully clear, but considers that there is sufficient evidence of those effects to enable it to follow up its previous work before the end of the current Parliament. The Committee intends to examine the identifiable outcomes of the legislation against its previous conclusions and recommendations, as well as to consider any new problems which have arisen.
21 Oct 2014 - Impact of changes to civil legal aid under LASPO - oral evidence
HC 311 | Published 24 Oct 2014
Evidence given by John Gallagher, Shelter; Connor Johnston, Garden Court Housing Chambers Team; Sara Stephens, Housing Law Practitioners Association; Carita Thomas, co-convener of Legal Aid Subcommittee, Immigration Law Practitioners Association; Denise McDowell, Director, Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit; Sarah Campbell, Bail for Immigration Detainees; Ruth Hayes, Islington Law Centre; Catherine Evans, Southwark Law Centre; Anita Hurrell, Coram Children's Legal Centre and Paula Twigg, Mary Ward Legal Centre
Oral evidence: Impact of changes to civil legal aid under Part 1 of the Legal aid, sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012, HC 311
HC 311 | Published 05 Sep 2014
Evidence given by Dave Emmerson, Co-Chair, Legal Aid Committee, Resolution; Jane Robey, Director, National Family Mediation;Susan Jacklin QC, Chair, Family Law Bar Association;Nicola Jones-King, Co-Chair, Association of Lawyers for Children; and Clare Laxton, Public Policy Officer, Women’s Aid; Emma Scott, Director, Rights of Women; Phillippa Newis, Policy Officer, Gingerbread
Oral evidence: Impact of the changes to civil legal aid under Part 1 of the Legal aid, sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012, HC 311
HC 311 | Published 14 Jul 2014
Evidence given by Judith March, Director, Personal Support Unit ;
Julie Bishop, Director, Law Centres Network; and
Gillian Guy, Chief Executive, Citizens Advice Bureaux
Nicholas Lavender QC, Chairman, Bar Council;
Andrew Caplen, Vice-President, Law Society; and
Jenny Beck, Co-Chair, Legal Aid Practitioners Group