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Author www.soundoffforjustice.org
Date June 9, 2011
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Legal Aid is a fundamental part of the British justice system and our society as a whole. It's something that exists to protect the vulnerable in our society - those who cannot defend themselves and are susceptible to acts of injustice due to financial or social circumstance or special needs. We're talking about the battered wife who will no longer be able to protect herself against her violent partner, the divorcing father who could lose all access to his kids, and the elderly lady who won't be able to do anything about her botched leg operation.

The government is proposing cuts that will take £350 million out of the Legal Aid budget, with key areas including medical negligence and family issues, such as divorce, coming out of scope entirely, meaning that even the most deserving cases will not have access to Legal Aid. The Law Society has launched its new campaign, Sound Off For Justice, to help place pressure on the government to consider alternative reforms that, whilst making the required savings, would protect Legal Aid funding for millions of Britons.

Find out more at www.soundoffforjustice.org



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