Evidence of the Public Law Project to the Labour Review of Legal Aid

We welcome the opportunity to provide written evidence to the Bach Commission. The evidence sets out our direct experience of the impact of the LASPO cuts , and the conclusions that we are able to draw from that experience.

Our starting premise is that justice must be accessible to all , regardless of means , and that this requires the component parts of the justice system to be adequately funded and resourced. In an adversarial court system , this will necessarily include funding of lawyers.