Reverse Legal Aid Cuts

Justice should be equal for all in the UK, and that includes access to justice, regardless of income or background. The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill will cut millions from the Legal Aid budget leaving victims out in the cold. The Pirate Party will reverse cuts to legal aid brought in by the LASPO bill, affecting domestic violence, immigration, employment, debt, welfare benefit, divorce, and welfare benefits.

Access to justice is vital if justice is to be done. Legal aid allows everyone to obtain adequate representation, even if they are impoverished. We would reverse cuts to legal aid and introduce reforms to ensure access. Sanctions would discourage vexatious or frivolous motions or pleadings.