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Legal Aid Reform: The Way Ahead was published jointly by the Department for Costitutional Affairs (DCA) and the Legal Services Commission (LSC) on 28 November 2006 and sets out how reforms will be made to legal aid. It follows from consultation on Lord Carter's report over the summer. Changes include:
The paper is available from the DCA website at http://www.dca.gov.uk/laid/laidfr.htm. The consultation on Legal Aid: a sustainable future closed on 12 October 2006. For the full news story see January  Fam Law.
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