The independent judicial body, the Civil Justice Council, have warned about the risks that providers of pro bono services risk being overwhelmed by the demand.
It's concerning that the deadline for the Ministry of Justice's review of the impact of legal aid cuts (the end of 2018) was missed. The MOJ has promised a review in early 2019.
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The Civil Justice Council, chaired by Master of the Rolls Sir Terence Etherton, said demand for pro bono services has increased ‘dramatically’ since the scope and eligibility of legal aid was restricted from 2013 by the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act