For much of the Legal Services Commission’s 12-year life, legal aid lawyers have fired vitriol – some of it fair, much of it not – at the Commission and its policy dithering, bureaucratic bungling and all round stinginess with the taxpayers’ money. But now the end is in sight for everyone’s favorite bogeyman. The LSC is going to be subsumed into its parent department the Ministry of Justice. So is everyone celebrating the demise of the LSC? Nope. Is it the worst possible result? Yes, quite possibly. Read Jon Robins on Guardian Law.