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Legal aid: students give 'desperate' clients free advice


A free advice clinic provided by law students has a six-month waiting list because people on low incomes struggle to get a solicitor, its director says.

Victims of domestic abuse need legal aid


Much more needs to be done to safeguard children in domestic violence cases, writes Christina Blacklaws, president of the Law Society of England and Wales

Legal advice 'could be given in GP surgeries'


Legal advice could be given in GP surgeries to address issues which could exacerbate mental health problems, the Ministry of Justice has said.

Legal aid advice network 'decimated' by funding cuts


Cuts to legal aid have created "deserts" of provision across England and Wales, a BBC investigation found.

This Is How Parents Cope In Court With No Lawyer When Access To Their Kids Is At Stake


New research seen by BuzzFeed News shows that the number of people being turned away by family lawyers has risen fourfold since 2014.

Legal aid cuts are 'huge threat' to access to justice in UK


Bar Council chair says rule of law is at risk because of political folly and expediency

Updated CLOCK evidence for LASPO Review


CLOCK evidence highlights significant risk of harm post LASPO - need for targeted legal aid

Karen Buck MP: Six years on from LASPO, it is clear the justice system is in crisis


The Ministry of Justice has had the highest cuts of any department –40%- and the impact of cuts on this scale is simply unsustainable, says Karen Buck MP.

Legal aid lawyers 'hanging on by the skin of their teeth', minister told


The government is confident that the legal aid sector is operating at sufficient capacity - despite being told that legal aid lawyers are 'hanging on by the skin of their teeth'.

The cruelty of legal aid cuts for abused women is now undeniable Deborah Orr


Litigation in person is emotional, expensive and largely unworkable for domestic abuse victims. This flagship policy of austerity has to be reversed

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