Government's proposed reform of criminal legal aid scrutinised

11 June 2013

The Justice Committee takes evidence on the MOJ’s proposals in its consultation document Transforming legal aid: delivering a more credible and efficient system.


Tuesday 11 June 2013, The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House

9.30 am

  • Lucy Scott-Moncrieff, President, Law Society
  • Bill Waddington, Chair, Criminal Law Solicitors Association,
  • Michael Turner QC, Chair, Criminal Bar Association
  • Maura McGowan QC, Chair, Bar Council

11.00 am

  • Tudur Owen, Senior Partner, Tudur Owen Roberts Glynne & Co
  • Roger Smith OBE, Academic
  • Steve Brooker, Consumer Panel Manager, Legal Services Board

Following the session the Committee will decide whether to take further written or oral evidence on the subject.

The Committee has received a large number of representations on the proposals in the Government’s consultation paper on Transforming legal aid: delivering a more credible and efficient system, including many copies of responses made to the Ministry of Justice. The Committee regrets that, given the number of such representations, it is not possible for it to acknowledge or respond individually to all of them, but the Committee would like to make clear that they will all be taken into account in the Committee’s work on this subject.

Members of the public are very welcome to attend the meeting. There is no system of tickets or advance booking for seats in the public part of the committee room. Normally there is no problem in seating all members of the public who wish to attend, but there is expected to be considerable interest in this meeting. Please advise security staff that you are attending a committee meeting and they will direct you. You should allow at least 20 minutes to go through security.

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