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ARTICLE: Labour need to consider restoring the coalition’s disastrous cuts in legal aid

1/4/2015

Diane-Abbott-HCLC-banner-300x199 Diane Abbott, one of HCLC's patrons (pictured above), has written an article on the LabourList website calling for the Labour party to reverse the current Government cuts to legal aid if it wins the General Election on May the 7th.

 

In the article Diane says: "The cuts in legal aid are putting many inner city high street firms who relied on legal aid work out of business. It has also affected law centres. Since the cuts were introduced ten law centres have closed: forty four remain. So underfunded Citizens Advice Bureaus have to attempt to cope with rising demand. Last winter Hackney Law Centre saw a 400% increase in people looking for help with welfare benefits."

 

Read the full article HERE.

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