WREXHAM's Labour MP Ian Lucas is backing a campaign to maintain a strong Legal Aid service in Wrexham.
The Legal Services Commission, in charge of Legal Aid, has proposed restricting the number of Wrexham firms allowed to do work under the scheme.
Wrexham lawyers currently providing free or low cost legal advice approached Mr Lucas with fears that vital legal advice services could be lost.
Mr Lucas, who worked a solicitor before becoming an MP, said: 'Justice demands that everyone should have access to proper legal advice when they need it, whatever their income.
'From my own experience, I know of many cases where vulnerable people have really needed good legal advice and so I'm very concerned at any suggestion that this service could be reduced in Wrexham.'
Mr Lucas has arranged for Wrexham solicitor Alison Brebner of Allington Hughes Solicitors, to attend a meeting with Linda Summers the chairwoman of the Legal Services Commission in Wales this week, to press for full protection for the Legal Aid service in Wrexham.