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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Carter Review and Legal Aid

A very busy day today with not much time for blogging, but time enough to link to one or two interesting pieces. A Parliamentary debate on the implications for Legal Aid of the Carter Review is scheduled for this afternoon. Louise from Stoppyblog has posted on this subjects a number of times, the latest being here.
She writes of the proposed changes :

Make no mistake, Lord Carter wants to cut legal aid to the bone and marketise advice. It is all about cost cutting at the end of the day. People who desperately need access to legal advice in any area of law will have severe problems as it won’t be about equal entitlement to justice instead it will who can afford it. It will be rough justice for the poor under the pretext of “consumer choice” and “value for money”.


The horrific events in the Ipswich area are the subject of another post on Stroppyblog here and on Jim's Daily (Maybe) blog here. Comment from Natalie Bennett of Philobiblon here.

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1 Comments:

At 11:14 pm, Anonymous Louise said...

Hi
Thanks for the links to the 2 posts.

I will give an update tomorrow about the debate....

Louise (Stroppyblog)

 

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