Changes to legal aid
Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 April 2011 15:30
The government has announced plans to make radical changes to the civil legal aid system. The rationale is to ensure ‘that legal aid is targeted to those who need it most, for those cases in which legal advice or representation is justified.’ But this means cuts and they may affect you if your family is involved or plans to approach the court about contact issues. The government is hoping that resolutions can be made prior to court proceedings and will continue to fund mediation as a means to resolve disputes but legal aid will no longer cover private children and family law cases – except where domestic violence is involved.
This report is complex but it is important that as many people as possible respond to the consultation which goes on until 14th February 2011. Can you take the time to do this? READ MORE
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