On 18 July 2017 the Panel on Administration of Justice and Legal Services held a discussion on measures to prevent the misuse of the legal aid system. In response, Justice Centre submitted a statement outlining our recommendations. We call upon the Government to develop the expertise of lawyers in public interest law through publicly-funded law centres, provide clear guidelines for duty lawyers, introduce mechanisms to review complaints or allegations of misuse of legal aid, and commission independent research into legal representation at the Torture Claims Appeal Board level.

Read the full statement here.

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