Corporate report

Impact of changes to civil legal aid

Government response to the recommendations of the justice committee in relation to civil legal aid.

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This response shows that through the scope of civil legal aid, funding has been targeted at those who need it most.

The reforms have also been designed to make sure that we meet our legal commitments.

The Exceptional Case Funding (ECF) scheme makes sure that funding will continue to be provided where its absence would breach or would risk breaching an individual’s rights under the European Convention on Human Rights or EU law.

The Justice Committee published the report of their inquiry into the impact of changes to civil legal aid under Part 1 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 on 12 March 2015.

Published 14 July 2015