News Six more reasons to keep legal aid By The Lawyer 19 April 1999 00:00 13 December 2015 23:38 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Paul Webster 26 July 2014 at 00:58 An old article but it came up under a search. To me it still does not explain why the State should pay for these cases. What is the bottom line justification in the UK for a legal aid system at all – civil or criminal? Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.