For those with more of a life than me, LASPO is the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012. The result of this piece of legislation was that several areas of law were no longer granted access to legal aid. The figures below outline the profound impact this has had, with a reduction of almost 500,00 case being legally aided.

The government has stated that 3 years after the introduction of LASPO it would review the impact of the reforms and assess whether further changes are needed. With the changeover at number 10, could it be that this review will now take place sooner rather than later?