Number of legal aid providers falls 20% in five years, figures show

Government figures obtained by Labour show a fall from 2,991 legal providers to 2,393, with the party saying justice is available ‘to the privileged few’

Ministers have admitted that the number of legal aid providers across England and Wales have been cut by 20% in just five years, removing a lifeline for people facing family break-up, housing problems or challenges with benefits assessments.

The Law Society warned that hidden behind the figures, which were obtained from government by the Labour party, were hundreds of thousands of people missing out on much-needed support.

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