Legal aid

Twelve lawyers appointed to civil legal aid appeals panels

The Department of Justice has announced the appointment of 12 lawyers to the Civil Legal Services Appeals Panels, which considers appeals regarding the granting of legal aid in civil cases.

Published 3 April 2019

Evisceration of legal aid budget leaves Wales an advice desert

Swingeing cuts to legal aid have had a devastating effect on parts of Wales, with some towns having no law centres or legal aid lawyers, The Guardian reports.

Published 27 March 2019

President Higgins: Barriers to access to justice 'damaging very fabric of Irish society'

President Michael D. Higgins yesterday warned that barriers to access to justice in Ireland are damaging "the very fabric of our society, entrenching and exacerbating inequality".

Published 26 February 2019

Top lawyers earned over €650,000 from legal aid scheme last year

Two Irish lawyers earned more than €650,000 through the criminal legal aid scheme in 2018, according to new Department of Justice figures.

Published 12 February 2019