Supporters of the Law Society's Sound off for Justice campaign delivered a letter to Downing Street yesterday urging Prime Minister David Cameron to intervene and withdraw the planned £350m cut to legal aid.

The letter was delivered by members of the Law Society and Rheagan Hendry, daughter of international footballer Colin Hendry and founder of the Denise Hendry Foundation, which provides support for families affected by clinical negligence, after her mother was injured through medical malpractice.

It asks Cameron to consider the Law Society’s alternative proposals, which would save £384m by improving efficiency, making better use of technology, capping lawyers’ fees and improving the decision-making of government departments.

Law Society chief executive Desmond Hudson said: ‘We’re delivering the letter to Downing Street to show the government just how concerned Britons are about these ill-conceived cuts to legal aid services.’

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