The Law Society has indicated that it does not believe that pro bono work is any substitute for legal aid.
Justice secretary told pro bono ‘no substitute’ for legal aid. The Law Society has urged justice secretary Michael Gove not to rely on pro bono to plug gaps in the justice system created by legal aid cuts. Gove said the government planned to ask the ‘very richest in the justice system to do a little bit more’ to fund the court system. The Gazette understands the lord chancellor is open to the idea of both pro bono work and financial contributions from City lawyers.