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Responses to the Call for Evidence in relation to the Independent Strategic Review of Legal Aid 2017

Responses to the Call for Evidence in relation to the Independent Strategic Review of Legal Aid 2017

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

ISBN: 9781788510554

Responses to the Call for Evidence in relation to the Independent Strategic Review of Legal Aid announced to Parliament by the Minister of Community Safety and Legal Affairs, Annabelle Ewing on 2 February 2017. Written submissions were invited between 08 March and 28 May 2017.

Executive Summary

An independent strategic review of legal aid was announced to Parliament by the Minister of Community Safety and Legal Affairs, Annabelle Ewing on 2 February 2017.

The review is chaired by Martyn Evans, CE of the Carnegie UK Trust, and supported by an International and Expert Academic Adviser, Professor Alan Paterson from Strathclyde University and a panel of members drawn from the legal profession and consumer groups amongst others. The Chair is due to produce his independent report in February 2018.

This document contains the responses to the call for evidence in relation to the review.