Wednesday 9 May 2018 / 2:26 PM Richard Burgon

Government’s mishandling of Criminal Legal Aid funding has now sparked an even greater backlash from lawyers – Burgon

Richard Burgon MP, Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary, responding to a new announcement by the Criminal Bar Association that it is escalating action against the Government’s changes to the Criminal Legal Aid funding scheme, said:

“Tory cuts have created a crisis across our justice system and the Government’s mishandling of this issue has now sparked an even greater backlash from lawyers.

“Instead of simply dismissing concerns about their flawed reforms, the Government must urgently rethink these controversial changes and commit to the investment needed to fix our broken justice system.”