Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke
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Kenneth Clarke defends cuts to legal aid

The government has announced major changes to the system of civil legal aid in England and Wales.

Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke said civil legal aid would only be routinely available in cases where life or liberty is at stake.

Mr Clarke told the BBC that in the future claims for clinical negligence would not be funded by the taxpayer, but brought on a "no win, no fee" basis.

  • 15 Nov 2010
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