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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

LiPs flock to charity for help - but they're not asking for a lawyer By John Hyde18 October 2017


The charity helping people understand the court process has seen a five-fold increase in work since legal aid reforms were made.

Should children be heard in English family court cases?


Children, campaigners and some judges are calling for a change in the law so that children at the heart of family cases in England and Wales can talk in private to the judge if they so choose.

Bach Commission Final Report on Access to Justice


We welcome the Bach Commission’s final report ‘The Right to Justice’ (published on 22nd September 2017) on access to justice and are hopeful that the recommendations will inform and influence thinking around this important issue, particularly during the upcoming review of the key piece of legislation that has impacted on this area, LASPO.

Judiciary proposes ban on fee-charging McKenzie friends


The judiciary is proposing a ban on fee-charging McKenzie friends in order to protect ‘vulnerable litigants’ from unregulated and uninsured individuals.

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