In March, American jet manufacturer Boeing announced the initial test flight of the new GE9X engine – the world’s largest-ever aircraft engine, built by GE Aviation for Boeing’s 777X wide-body airliner. This marked the start of the engine’s flight test campaign, and while program manager Ted Ingling said it was “picture perfect”, the flight was preceded by months of delays due to technical issues with the engine.
Essay Question: In this essay I am going to discuss the impact of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO Act) on the legal system and whether this piece of legislation was necessary to be passed. The main issues that arose when this act was passed were the consequences that it had on legal funding and thus the effect this had on society. The LASPO Act 2012 was introduced by the government with one of the aims being to decrease funding for legal aid drastically, this act also amended other areas of the law such as; bail, sentencing and offences, even creating new ones. In other words, it abolished the categories for legal aid that were set out in the Access to Justice Act 1999 . Legal Aid is free legal assistance that is funded by the government using public funds. Since this act was passed, there have been severe cuts in legal aid. This is because the government felt that legal aid had expanded too much and was available for an extensive amount of cases. This led to problems in the courts as cases were being brought to court when they did not need to be and in some cases, the courts are not able to give the best remedy to the problem. For example, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) may have been a better alternative. Moreover, the government felt that the public may have been taking advantage of this funding and using it when it was not entirely necessary in certain cases. Another reason for this act being passed, in particular in legal aid cuts was due to the coalition government as they wanted justice to be ‘simpler’ by resolving disputes without going to court and they felt this would help society. They felt legal aid should only be given to those who really need it and only used when entirely necessary. Similarly, there have been some severe consequences of this act, especially on the public, particularly on people that are suffering or dealing with cases that need legal aid assistance. For example, people are now unable to access free legal advice in certain areas of the law as this act has narrowed the number of areas that legal aid can be given for. Funding is no longer available for education, private family cases, medical negligence and many more but these are all still vital areas of law. Now, this act has been passed, many people may have to result in borrowing money and therefore getting into debt as they now have to pay for legal advice in some cases or not be granted it. This could be a form of discrimination against underprivileged people as this act has>GET ANSWER