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  • Legal Aid Review - call for submissions

    Created: 21/03/2017, Updated: 23/03/2017

    The Scottish Government has announced an independent review of legal aid in Scotland and is looking for your views.

    The review, which is expected to last a year, will be chaired by Carnegie Trust chief executive Martyn Evans.

    He will be supported by an advisory group of experts including Professor Alan Paterson, Professor Fran Wasoff, former MSP Alison McInnes and representatives from Citizens Advice, Police Scotland, the Law Society of Scotland, the Faculty of Advocates and the Scottish Legal Aid Board. 

    The review views its work as being to produce recommendations that will inform Scotland’s approach to legal aid over the coming 5 to 10 years. Their aim is to consider the legal aid system in 21st century Scotland and how best to respond to the changing justice, social, economic, business and technological landscape within which a modern and flexible legal aid system should operate.

    The review recognises the important role for legal aid to reduce inequalities, uphold social justice and improve lives to support this.

    For more information and to submit an applications, click here.

    The deadline for submissions is 28 May 2017.

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