Research into the legal aid advocacy system

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) asked the research agency IFF Research to conduct independent research into the legal aid advocacy system. This research aims to help MoJ to better understand what is working well, and less well, in the legal aid system, and to support the system going forward. It is part of the Review of Civil Legal Aid. This aims to collect evidence on the role of advocates, the incentives to work on legal aid and perceptions of advocates in the system from both advocates and instructing solicitors. IFF Research are inviting barrister advocates, non-barrister advocates and instructing solicitors to a one-to-one research discussion in November. To achieve a good understanding of perspectives and build a fuller picture of the legal aid advocacy system, they are looking to speak with legal professionals with varying years of experience and from across law categories, employer type and across England and Wales. See here and here for details