Across the Pond: Litigation Commences Over Legal Aid Cuts

We have been following the recent controversy in the UK over potential cuts to the legal aid budget.  On Friday, August 27, The Law Society formally launched judicial proceedings against the Legal Services Commission (LSC).

The Law Society is

“seeking a declaration that the LSC acted unlawfully in relation to the [cuts] and, before considering other relief, [intends] to invite the court to adjourn for a short period in order that the LSC and the Society may work together to find a satisfactory solution.”  Read the full press release.

Want more context?  Check out our earlier posts:   Legal Aid Cuts Stir Controversy Across the Pond and Potential Litigation Over Legal Aid Cuts in the UK.

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