The Chairs of the FLBA and Bar Council wrote on 16 July 2015 to Shailesh Vara MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Justice, raising concerns about the quality of family advocacy in public law children cases. Read the letter here.
The FLBA has prepared a briefing paper on issues surrounding access to justice in the Family Court, to explain to candidates in the forthcoming election how changes to civil legal aid under the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) are causing injustice to many children and their families. Read the paper.
The FLBA has submitted a response to the Justice Select Committee’s Inquiry into the effects of LASPO Act 2012. Read about the Inquiry and see all the responses here. Download the FLBA response here.
Download the FLBA’s response to the Transforming Legal Aid Consultation, which closes on 4 June 2013.