25th March 2015

BBC Panorama are broadcasting a programme on Monday 30th March about the effects of the recent legal aid cuts.

The programme – entitled ‘DIY Justice’ – shows Raphael Rowe meeting the parents fighting for access to their children without any legal assistance. Cuts to legal aid mean they must prepare their own cases and represent themselves in court. As senior members of the judiciary warn these cuts have undermined the principle of equal access to the law, the man who made them tells Panorama the British legal aid gravy train had to be stopped.

The programme airs on BBC One on Monday 30th March at 19.30, 23.25 in Wales and 00.00 (31/3) in Northern Ireland.

Click here to be taken to the programme page on the BBC website.