Legal aid to be slashed by £350m

first_img whatsapp KCS-content More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com KEN Clarke, the justice secretary, yesterday unveiled plans to slash Britain’s ballooning legal aid bill by £350m.In the future, the benefit will be scrapped for civil cases involving divorce, medical negligence and school admissions. Clarke said the proposed reforms would save £350m by 2014-15.The current legal aid bill in England and Wales is a staggering £2bn – making it one of the most expensive in the world.Legal aid for criminal cases would not be affected by the changes, Clarke said.“It cannot be right that the taxpayer is footing the bill for unnecessary court cases which would never have even reached the courtroom door, were it not for the fact that somebody else was paying,” he told parliament.Cases involving domestic violence, forced marriage, or where children might be taken into care would still attract legal aid and bereaved families, including those of service personnel, would also be eligible for assistance at inquests.However, private family cases, issues of clinical negligence, education, employment, and welfare benefits would be excluded except in extreme cases where people’s lives, liberty or homes were at stake.Under the new system, all those with assets of £1,000 or more would have to pay a minimum of £100 towards their legal costs should their cases be successful.And to make court cases more affordable, lawyers’ fees will be reduced by 10 per cent. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity Timesmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure SolutionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCutethedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comReporter CenterBrenda Lee: What Is She Doing Now At 76 Years of Age?Reporter CenterBlood Pressure For LifeWhy Doctors May No Longer Prescribe Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure For Life Sharecenter_img Legal aid to be slashed by £350m whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Monday 15 November 2010 8:36 pm Tags: NULLlast_img