The Westminster Commission on Legal Aid will be chaired by Karen Buck MP. Joining Ms Buck as Commissioners are Baroness Helena Kennedy, Baroness Natalie Bennett, Lord Willy Bach, Lord Colin Low, Daisy Cooper MP, James Daly MP and Gareth Bacon MP. Where possible, oral evidence will be heard in Parliament with witnesses being invited to give evidence via Zoom. The secretariat support for the Commission will be provided by Legal Aid Practitioners Group.
The Commission will be working with the following academics in undertaking this research and in preparing its report. We are indebted to them for both their time and support. These are:
We are also grateful to Vicky Ling, consultant to the project and the students of University College London for providing support in data collection and analysis.