Madeleine Bunting has an editorial in the Grauniad decrying the civil legal aid reforms, in particular for the effect on the Not for Profits, as well as the ‘paralegal in call centre’ approach.
Apparently Gateshead Law Centre went into receivership last week and Devon (Plymouth?) is on the brink.
As far as I recall, these are both examples of the ‘Not London’ areas that the LSC was insisting would actually see an increase in income from the £171 fixed fee Legal Help. Hmm.
Somehow, I suspect we’ll see more Law Centre closures before too long.