The Future of Legal Aid Contents


The following witnesses gave evidence. Transcripts can be viewed on the inquiry publications page of the Committee’s website.

Tuesday 12 January 2021

Callyane Desroches, Strategy and Insight Manager, Crest Advisory; Thomas Pope, Senior Economist, The Institute for GovernmentQ1–41

Beverley Higgs JP, Chair, Magistrates Association; Richard Miller, Head of Justice, The Law Society; Derek Sweeting QC, Chair, The Bar CouncilQ42–121

Tuesday 26 January 2021

Dr Hannah Quirk, Reader in Criminal Law, Kings College London; Dr Natalie Byrom, Director of Research and Learning, The Legal Education FoundationQ122–167

Dr Vicky Kemp, Principal Research Fellow, University of Nottingham; Dr Mavis Maclean CBE, Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford; Dr Jo Wilding, ESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of BrightonQ168–211

Tuesday 09 February 2021

Daniel Bonich, Chair, Criminal Law Solicitors Association; James Mulholland QC, Chair, Criminal Bar Association; Hollie Collinge, Solicitor Advocate; Emma Fenn BarristerQ212–267

Tuesday 23 February 2021

Jane Russell, Committee Member, Employment Law Bar Association; Simon Mullings, Co-Chair, Housing Law Practitioners AssociationQ268–312

Mr Chris Minnoch, Chief Executive Officer, Legal Aid Practitioners Group; Ian Townley, Director and Head of Costs, Broudie Jackson CanterQ313–332

Tuesday 02 March 2021

Dame Vera Baird DBE QC, Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales; Penelope Gibbs, Director, Transform Justice; Jodie Blackstock, Legal Director, JUSTICEQ333–357

Nimrod Ben-Cnaan, Head of Policy and Profile, Law Centres Network; Jo Underwood, Head of Strategic Litigation, ShelterQ358–374

Tuesday 16 March 2021

David Lloyd, PCC for Hertfordshire and Criminal Justice System Lead, Association of Police and Crime Commissioners; DCC Tony Blaker, Digital First Lead, Criminal Justice Committee,, National Police Chiefs’ CouncilQ375–387

Phil Copple, Director General of Prisons, HM Prison and Probation Service; Rebecca Lawrence, Chief Executive Officer, Crown Prosecution ServiceQ388–409

Tony Cooper, Chief Operating Officer, ACAS; Jacky Tiotto, Chief Executive Officer, Cafcass; Laura Bee, Industrial Officer and Group Secretary for the Justice Sector Group, Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS)Q410–442

Wednesday 24 March 2021

The Lord Wolfson of Tredegar QC, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Justice; Kevin Sadler, Acting Chief Executive, HM Courts and Tribunals Service; Jane Harbottle, Chief Executive, Legal Aid Agency; Jelena Lentzos, Deputy Director, Legal Aid Policy, Ministry of JusticeQ443–540

Published: 27 July 2021 Site information    Accessibility statement