Progress & next steps

Please note, every effort will be made to keep this page updated in terms of actions and dates, including any changes to the schedule.

Progress to date
September 2018
  • The 'Public Defender Scheme' project began
  • Project Manager appointed to the Attorney General's Chambers
  • Research on Criminal Legal Aid provision in Crown Dependencies began
October 2018
  • Initial engagement with the IoM Law Society & Legal Aid Committee
  • Visits to Guernsey, Jersey & Law Society of Jersey
  • Scope of project extended to encompass Criminal Legal Aid as a whole
  • Research on Criminal Legal Aid provision in IoM & UK began
January 2019
  • Scope of project extended further to include Civil & Family Legal Aid
  • Statement made in Tynwald by the Treasury Minister
  • Project became the 'Legal Aid Review'
February 2019
  • Visit to Scottish Legal Aid Board and Law Society of Scotland
  • Ongoing Legal Aid research re: IoM & comparator jurisdictions
  • Ongoing engagement with the IoM Law Society
April 2019
  • IoM Law Society members invited to attend Criminal Legal Aid workshops in May
  • Preparations for Criminal Legal Aid workshops & consultation began
May 2019
  • Criminal Legal Aid workshops were held for members of IoM Law Society
June 2019
  • Further engagement with Criminal Legal Aid stakeholders

July 2019
  • Criminal Legal Aid consultation drafted

September 2019
  • 8-week Criminal Legal Aid consultation launched

Next steps etc

October 2019

  • Further engagement with Criminal Legal Aid stakeholder groups
  • Engagement with IoM Law Society re: Civil Legal Aid workshops & consultation

November 2019

  • Criminal Legal Aid consultation to close (21 Nov)
  • Civil Legal Aid consultation to be drafted
  • Civil Legal Aid workshops to be held for members of IoM Law Society

December 2019

  • Further Civil Legal Aid workshops to be held for members of IoM Law Society
  • 8-week Civil Legal Aid consultation to be launched
  • Criminal Legal Aid consultation responses to be examined & analysed

January 2020

  • Further engagement with Civil Legal Aid stakeholders
  • Criminal Legal Aid consultation responses to be published (subject to permissions)

February 2020

  • Civil Legal Aid consultation to close

March 2020

  • Civil Legal Aid consultation responses to be examined & analysed

April 2020

  • Civil Legal Aid consultation responses to be published (subject to permissions)