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Thursday 21 June 2012 by A Adoki
I refer to the news item ‘City aid sought for post-LASPO project’. The scheme intends to seek the help of City firms to address the lack of funding in the legal aid sector. Although the initiative is well meaning, should the Law Society get involved? To me the answer is ‘no’.
Funding issues are within the remit of the government and, as long as various bodies seek to plug the legal aid funding gap, nothing will improve.
For the long-term benefit of lawyers in the publicly funded sector, and of the many vulnerable people in society, let the system implode. Only then will the government be forced to rethink its policy.
A Adoki, Burnley-Jones Bate & Co, London SW20
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