THE Law Society has issued leaflets to legal aid firms urging their clients to join the campaign to prevent the Government from dismantling the legal aid system.
“Access denied” – produced and distributed at a cost of £13,000 – describes how conditional fee arrangements (CFAs) work and explains the pitfalls of entering into a CFA.
The leaflet urges the client to join the campaign to save legal aid by writing to their member of parliament or attending their MP's surgery.
It warns: “If the rug is pulled out from under legal aid, solicitors will not be able to afford to take on all cases on a “no win, no fee' basis. Some may well go out of business.”
Law Society director of communications Barbara Cahalane said: “There are many people who will not be able to afford the insurance premium for a “no win, no fee' case. Once legal aid is taken away they will have no way of getting the help they need.”