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Legal aid petition could save services like Erith law centre

PUBLISHED: 11:25 28 June 2013 | UPDATED: 11:25 28 June 2013

Erith Law Centre staff and volunteers concerned about the cuts

Erith Law Centre staff and volunteers concerned about the cuts

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An e-petition to reverse cuts to legal aid has received almost 100,000 signatures, which could help to salvage a crucial Erith organisation.

If it passes that mark it will be considered for debate by the Backbench Business Committee, and could help to save services like Erith Law Centre, featured in the Bexley Times last week.

The petition, created by Rachel Bentley, has 99,218 signatures so far.

Titled Save Uk Justice, the introduction reads: “The Ministry of Justice should not proceed with their plans to reduce access to justice by depriving citizens of legal aid or the right to representation by the solicitor of their choice.”

Find the petition here: epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/48628.

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