Transforming Legal Aid consultation event - Birmingham
Transforming Legal Aid- Consultation event
On 9 April, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) published the consultation paper Transforming Legal Aid: Delivering a More Credible and Efficient System, setting out proposals to improve public confidence in the legal aid scheme whilst achieving best value for the taxpayer.
The consultation includes proposed changes to both civil and criminal legal aid and will be of interest to a wide variety of stakeholders.
The MoJ wants to engage actively with all interested parties throughout the consultation period. Therefore, they have organised a series of consultation events throughout May to give people the opportunity to:
- seek clarification on the proposals
- provide initial views/comments on the proposals
- help prepare people to submit a response to consultation
The event will cover all proposals set out in the consultation paper, grouped into the following chapters:
- Eligibility, scope and merits
- Introducing competition in the criminal legal aid market (including an outline of the proposed tendering process
- Reforming fees in criminal legal aid
- Reforming fees in civil legal aid
- Expert fees in civil, family and criminal proceedings