Impact of cuts to legal aid to come under review

Ministry of Justice’s consultation will analyse if access to justice has been restricted by £450m a year savings imposed by coalition government

The justice secretary, David Liddington, has committed his department to review the deep cuts imposed on legal aid by the coalition government in 2012.

The long-anticipated consultation will run into next year and is likely to focus on whether the intended £450m a year savings were achieved and whether access to justice has been restricted.

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