Warning over legal aid changes

Solicitors have warned people could start "taking the law into their own hands" as changes to legal aid come into force. Some law firms estimate the number of people who will qualify for legal aid following the changes will reduce by 75%.

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Legal aid cuts 'could end up costing the taxpayer more'

Speaking on Daybreak, Lucy Scott-Moncrieff, president of Law Society, said government plans to reduce the number of civil cases eligible for legal aid - and in turn save money - could in fact end up costing the tax payer more:

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