The Law Society, which represents solicitors in England and Wales, warned that "people could start taking the law into their own hands as a result of an inability to seek justice following the government's civil legal aid cuts".
Richard Miller, head of Legal Aid at the Law Society, said: "We have warned the government consistently that, as well as all the knock-on costs, the social consequences will be damaging to the whole of society, not just the vulnerable who will take the worst hit of all."
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