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'People need good legal advice'

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It is the last day of the committee stage of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill in the House of Lords. The bill ends the provision of legal aid for claims over benefits, personal injury, divorce and immigration in England and Wales. It abolishes the Legal Services Commission and gives full responsibility for legal aid to the Ministry of Justice.

Lucy Scott Moncrieff, vice president of the Law Society and a mental health and human rights lawyer and Conservative MP Robert Buckland, debate the consequences.


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