A sustainable future for legal aid

The report, 'Renewing Scotland: the government’s programme for Scotland', published on 7 September 2011, sets out the Government’s intention to maintain and improve access to justice in the current economic climate, including by taking forward a series of legal aid reforms.

This paper proposes how this will be done. The ambition is to maintain a fair, high quality and equitable system which maintains public confidence at an affordable and sustainable level of expenditure.