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.
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.
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 employment tribunals.
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.
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.
"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.