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10th August, 2011

Gerard McDermott QC Article: The Legal Aid Bill

Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill:

Implications for Personal Injury Litigation

The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill covers a wide range of issues comprising of four separate parts. Part 1 makes provisions on legal aid, Part 2 litigation funding and costs, Part 3 sentencing and punishment of offenders and Part 4 the final provisions.

The proposals were initially made in last year’s Green paper and the Bill is sponsored by the Justice Secretary Mr Kenneth Clarke QC. The Bill was presented to Parliament for the first reading on 21st June 2011 and the second reading debate took place on 29th June 2011. The Public Bill Committee will now consider the Bill clause by clause every Tuesday and Thursday until it reports to the House by Thursday 13 October 2011. 

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