Martin Partington: Spotlight on the Justice System

Keeping the English Legal System under review

Legal Services Commission – change of status

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Another major institutional development in the English Legal System, that was announced before Parliament rose for the General Election, is the decision to turn the Legal Services Commission – currently responsible for the delivery of the community legal service and the criminal defence service – into an Executive Agency within the Ministry of Justice.

The precise timing of these changes is not yet clear but will  start to emerge after the new Government takes office after the General Election. There will be a need for new legislation to complete this process, and when that goes to Parliament obviously depends on other Government priorities.

An indication of what will happen is in the attached press announcement: http://www.justice.gov.uk/news/newsrelease030310d.htm

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Written by lwtmp

April 30, 2010 at 11:30 am

Posted in Chapter 10, Chapter 4

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