Access to justice

Fact checks including legal aid, justice reform, employment tribunals and efficiencies in criminal courts.

18 February 2020

Justice spending is down 25% since 2010, not 40%

The government did announce a real terms reduction of 40% to the Ministry of Justice but ultimately reduced funding by 25% between 2010/11 and 2019/20.

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Justice spending is down 25% since 2010, not 40%
26 October 2018

BBC Question Time: Recap and Factcheck

Question Time on 25 October 2018 came from Barrow-in-Furness. Topics covered included Brexit, austerity, Trident and non-disclosure agreements.

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BBC Question Time: Recap and Factcheck
6 January 2017

Not all of Britain’s lawyers are “raking it in”

The legal sector turned over £32 billion in 2015, up on previous years, but that’s not connected with government legal aid.

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Not all of Britain’s lawyers are “raking it in”
7 October 2016

Fees for employment tribunals

The Coalition government introduced fees for employment tribunals. These can be repaid if cases are successful, but seem to have led to a big fall in number of people using …

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Fees for employment tribunals
31 July 2015

Cracking up: efficiency in the criminal courts

Michael Gove is right that less than half of criminal trials went as planned last year. Concerns about the efficiency of the criminal courts are growing.

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Cracking up: efficiency in the criminal courts
28 July 2015

Factchecking the criminal legal aid dispute

Lawyers are taking industrial action over changes to criminal legal aid, including a reduction in fees. We've factchecked some of the claims in this debate.

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Factchecking the criminal legal aid dispute
23 April 2015

"DIY justice" or vital reform - what do we know about legal aid?

A "Vote for Justice" rally organised by a group of criminal law solicitors is taking place today, aiming to put legal aid on the election agenda.

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"DIY justice" or vital reform - what do we know about legal aid?

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