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Law Society Enjoys 65th Year of Legal Aid

Posted by Kings Court Trust | 31-Jul-2014 09:00:00

Law Society announced it had been providing the public with legal aid for 65 years.

The Law Society describes legal aid as the "fair and equal access to justice" for all and reminded readers that the legal aid system in operation today was first introduced in 1949.

The system as we know it – as created by the Attlee government in the Legal Advice and Assistance Act 1949 – allows for equal access to justice for everyone, but most essentially for individuals who are at a high-risk of being excluded by the legal system, including those who are unemployed, homeless, suffering from domestic violence or other vulnerable people.

There has recently been a lot of news surrounding the future of legal aid, with the announced cuts meeting a lot of criticism. A recent poll from the Law Society shows that almost 50% of the respondents disagreed with the idea of enforcing cuts to legal aid.

The Law Society concluded by saying that solicitors across both England and Wales are dedicated to providing the best support they can to those who are deemed the most vulnerable in society.

Despite the recent cuts and uncertainty regarding the future of the Legal Aid system, we are still very excited by this important milestone.

Author: Kings Court Trust

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Topics: Industry News, Legal Aid, The Law Society