Lancaster solicitors protest against legal aid changes

Lancaster solicitors outside Lancaster Magistrates Court highlighting the Access For Justice Campaign to Save Legal aid and the right to choose solicitors.

Lancaster solicitors outside Lancaster Magistrates Court highlighting the Access For Justice Campaign to Save Legal aid and the right to choose solicitors.

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Proposals to change the way legal aid is managed will create “conveyor belt justice” according to a Lancaster firm of solicitors.

The government said the right to a fair trial would not be affected and lawyers would have to meet quality standards.

Solicitors staged a protest at Lancaster Magistrates Court on Monday, which was supported by the Public and Commercial Services Union.

The consultation into the proposal ends today, Monday June 4.

For the full story, see this week’s Lancaster Guardian.