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Transforming Legal Aid: Next Steps – Consultation Response by Garden Court Chambers

Garden Court’s response to @mojgovuk. “Do,right, fear no-one” as the man once said.

Do right, fear no-one!

Garden Court Chambers have formulated the below response to the Ministry of Justice consultation document ‘Transforming Legal Aid: Next Steps.” The response reiterates Chambers’ strong opposition to the cuts to legal aid.

Introduction

Garden Court Chambers is one of the largest barristers’ chambers in England and Wales.  We have recently welcomed to Chambers a number of barristers from Tooks Chambers and, considering that Tooks closed as direct result of the existing cuts to legal aid, we have direct experience of the profound effect that the cuts have already had on barristers carrying out publicly funded work.

Legal Aid is one of the cornerstones of a civilised society as rights are worthless if they cannot be enforced.  The law is our system for doing this and it is universally recognised that, where the state intervenes in our lives, we must be able to assert our rights and this almost always requires…

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