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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.

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

Number of domestic violence victims without legal help soars


Number of victims representing themselves against abusers in family courts has more than doubled since 2012

Domestic Abuse


MPs voice fears for the funding of women's refuges

MoJ scraps legal aid restrictions for victims of domestic violence


New rules removing time limit and allowing admission of fresh categories of evidence will come into force in January

Impact of cuts to legal aid to come under review


Ministry of Justice’s consultation will analyse if access to justice has been restricted by £450m a year savings imposed by coalition government

Domestic violence victims still waiting for legal aid reform, says Labour


Shadow minister accuses government of dragging its feet on promise to make it easier for victims to access legal aid

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