Government have announced legal aid cuts. ACAL have launched a campaign to ring fence abuse cases on behalf of vulnerable adults from the Treasurer's knife.
Your president Peter Garsden wrote to both parties leading up to the election but got no response. He wrote again to the Home Secretary, and the Ministry of Justice, but was told "it was too early to say what cuts would be made". The government has announced that there will be cuts to legal aid. ACAL are not satisfied with the response it has received, and has thus announced a new campaign.
We are encouraging all members to write letters to their MP's in order to exert some pressure on government to safeguard legal services for vulnerable adults.
If you are an ACAL member please draw their attention to the online letter, and/or send them a letter to forward to their MP.