Proposed Changes to Legal Aid Commented on by Stakeholders

Friday 21 September 14:04

The Legal Aid Review Panel set up to review changes to Jersey’s legal aid system has requested and published evidence from key stakeholders.

The evidence is in response to proposed changes to the legal aid system, which includes eligibility criteria (i.e. household earnings) and the way that legal aid is delivered by the legal profession. The Panel started work in July 2018 and during the first part of its review, has gathered evidence from key stakeholders including the Law Society, the Bâtonnier and the Citizens Advice Bureau. 
 
It has also reviewed the draft legal aid law in detail and considered any areas where amendments might be necessary. It is expected that the draft law to prompt suggested changes to legal aid will be lodged by the Government in the coming weeks. The Panel will then launch a public consultation so that members of the public can have their say.
 
The amendments to the legal aid system were originally published in February 2018 in the draft Access to Justice (Jersey) Law. In order to allow the new States Assembly sufficient time to consider the proposals, the draft law was withdrawn by the Chief Minister in July 2018 and is due to be re-lodged in Autumn 2018. 
 
Deputy Steve Ahier, Chairman of the Legal Aid Review Panel said “Through our review, we want to ensure that members of the public are aware of the proposed changes to the legal aid system and have an opportunity to comment on the changes. Once the final proposals are lodged, we will be publicising the consultation in the media and through social media. In the meantime, we are happy to receive comments from members of the public and interested parties via the States Assembly website, Facebook and Twitter pages or through the scrutiny office at scrutiny@gov.je.”

Submissions from key stakeholders

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