Legal Aid

When justice cannot wait: Duncan Lewis Solicitors challenges the Legal Aid Agency’s rules on backdating of funding

When justice cannot wait: Duncan Lewis Solicitors challenges the Legal Aid Agency’s rules on backdating of funding

Solicitors and barristers have to make a stark choice. Either they take on the work knowing that they will not be paid for it, or they refuse to act on the basis that funding is not in place and in the knowledge that their client’s access to justice will be obstructed as a result.