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Our core purpose is to help people in genuine need to get high quality legal advice, assistance and representation. Our vision is:
fair access to justice is a cornerstone of society
legal aid facilitates that access for those who would not otherwise have it
legal aid must consistently deliver value for money and quality justice outcomes that meets needs within affordable funding
legal aid has huge purchasing power that shapes the legal services market & must be used to benefit the public
To achieve our vision we are undergoing a transformation programme.
We spend £2 billion a year on legal aid and advice services. We use this money carefully to help as many people as possible deal with very real problems in their lives.
Our three strategic objectives will ensure that we achieve our vision:
- maximise access to quality legal aid to meet the diverse needs of the clients we serve.
- deliver a sustainable legal aid scheme and an efficient and diverse organisation.
- ensure the efficient and effective delivery of justice and wider government priorities.
Our strategic plan sets out how we will achieve our strategic objectives. You can view or download a copy from the Our publications page.
Last updated: 15 December 2009