UK conservative peers campaign against cuts of legal aid for children involved in medical negligence claims

December 27, 2011 at 10:36 pm 1 comment

The Guardian reports that Lord Tebitt and other conservative peers opose the proposed cuts in Britain’s legal aid budget. According to the Bill proposed by Mr. Ken Clarke, justice secretary, £350 million will be trimmed from legal aid. For Ken Clarke the cuts are a matter of measures responding to “existential crisis”. The proposed changes will result in dissapearence of legal aid in clinical negligence, debt, housing, welfare, employment and family disputes.

Lord Tebitt and his supporters, however, claim that children involved in medical negligence cases will be deprived of access to justice without opportunity to benefit from state funded legal aid.

Read “Lord Tebbit in fight to save legal aid for children’s medical cases” here

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Entry filed under: Access to Justice, Legal Aid, UK.

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