Access to Justice Alliance pans Govt for legal aid laxity

Robins, Jon
May 2005
Lawyer;5/2/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 17, p15
Trade Publication
Reports that the Access to Justice Alliance is calling on the government to restate its commitment to legal aid. Reluctance of young lawyers to go into legal aid; Failure of the Community Legal Service to improve legal aid for civil and family cases due to funding problems; Suggestion that local authorities should contribute properly to the appropriate funding of independent advice in their area, scrap the financial eligibility rules for civil legal aid and protect the civil legal aid budget from rising expenditure on criminal work.


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