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The cuts to legal aid are obstructing the right to a fair trial and preventing the administration of justice

Gearty, Conor (2014) The cuts to legal aid are obstructing the right to a fair trial and preventing the administration of justice. British Politics and Policy at LSE (02 May 2014). Website.

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Abstract

In an astounding blow to the government’s decision to drastically cut access to legally-aided counsel, a judge yesterday ordered a stay (rather than an adjournment) to a complex fraud case as the defendants could find no lawyers to take the case. This decision was rooted in the right to a fair trial and may have significant implications for future cases: we may see a succession of suspects walk free for want of adequate legal representation. Conor Gearty writes that the administration of justice is not something to do only when you feel like it and the coffers allow.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
K Law > K Law (General)
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2017 09:58
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2019 00:36
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/74397

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