Judges hit back at effect of legal aid cuts

As we near the end of 2014 the effects of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO), which slashed £350m a year out of the civil legal aid budget, are becoming more and more apparent, with an increasing number of litigants in person attempting to navigate the complexities of the court system alone. Resolution recently calculated that at least two thirds of cases working their way through the family courts now involve at least one side who does not have the assistance of a lawyer.

The end of last month saw yet another senior judge add their …read more

Source: Family Law News


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