The latest legal aid stats are in, and not surprisingly the worst hit sector is private family law. These figures are for April-June 2014.

The stats make no bones about the fact that the sharp drop in legal aid for family cases is due to the implementation of LASPO, though public family law workloads remain stable (this is due to the fact that public cases are non means and merits tested and applications brought by the Local Authority).

Notable stats include a 27% drop in family law volumes from April to June and a sharp decrease in certificates granted, with just over 30,000 granted in 2013 to just under 20,000 in 2014.