YLAL Response to LASPO Part 2 consultation

The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act Part II changed the way civil claims can be funded.
In YLAL’s response to the Government’s consultation, we call for an extension of Qualified One-Way Costs Shifting to Judicial Review, Actions Against the Police and Human Rights Act claims. 

YLAL believes that access to justice is imperative to the proper functioning of a democratic society. As such, it is a right rather than a benefit to be distributed at the State’s discretion.

Although it is recognised that some of the LASPO Part II reforms do not appear to have impeded access to justice, a reconsideration of other areas and further reform is needed.

Our full response is attached below.