19 minutes | Oct 23rd 2020

Podcast: where are we at with legal aid for immigration appeals?

Lawyers have spent much of this year fighting off controversial changes to legal aid for immigration appeals. In May, the government brought in adjusted legal aid arrangements for cases lodged under a new online appeal system — arrangements that spelled doom for an already under-pressure sector. I spoke to Sonia Lenegan from the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association about the legal action that defeated those proposals, the system that’s been put in place instead, and how things are looking for legal aid lawyers more generally.
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