Legal aid deserts and a culture of refusal

In June 2019 the Guardian published an article by its legal correspondent Owen Bowcott describing reports of a ‘culture of refusal’ at the Legal Aid Agency (LAA).  The article reflected a feeling amongst lawyers acting for homeless people that in addition to the deeply damaging LASPO reforms, a cultural imperative to refuse legal aid had taken hold at the LAA, at the behest, implicitly or explicitly of the Ministry of Justice (MoJ).

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