The Ministry of Justice has responded to the protest by UK Uncut this afternoon, saying cuts are necessary as legal aid is simply 'costing too much'.
A demonstration organised by anti-cuts group UK Uncut has formed a human road block on The Strand outside the Royal Courts of Justice. The protest is to oppose government cuts to Legal Aid funding.
Around 100 people from the UK Uncut group are holding a peaceful protest outside Nick Clegg's house in South-West London. They are calling for the government to reconsider its spending plans.