The House of Lords yesterday debated the effects on access to justice of the Government's proposals for the reform of civil legal aid. The debate was opened by Lord Beecham (above) and other speakers included Lord Bach, Lord Faulks and Baroness Kennedy of the Shaws. Lord McNally responded on behalf of the government. You can watch the debate here (starting at 14:29), or read a transcript, here. A summary of the debate, with comments, can be found here.