Monday, 31 January 2011

Proposed legal aid cuts: Kalayaan's Kate Roberts speaks about the implications for migrant domestic workers

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The Government has issued proposals to make massive cuts to the Legal Aid Budget. If implemented this would include cutting all legal aid for immigration (other than asylum) and employment cases. 

The most vulnerable will be left with inadequate support to access the justice system, it would be very unlikely that migrant domestic workers who are  in trouble will be able to access justice.
 
The consultation can be found at http://www.justice.gov.uk/consultations/legal-aid-reform-151110.htm and the deadline for responses is the 14th February 2011. Please do respond, either on the government’s preferred form, or outlining your concerns in a letter.

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