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'Much of what
we feared about LASPO has come to pass. Individuals dealing with life-changing
legal issues are denied fair access to justice if they cannot afford it.
A rise in
self-representation is clogging the courts and creating additional costs to the
tax payer, free frontline legal advisors are creaking under the strain, pro bono
lawyers cannot cope with the demand, and the safety net the government created
for providing legal aid in "exceptional cases" is not fit for
'We are seeing a 40% increase, and one month an 80% increase in applications and that is massive. It means a lot more people are going to go unassisted.'
'There is a clear consensus between barrister and frontline service provider interviewees that LASPO has had a significant detrimental impact on access to justice.'
MOJ publishes exceptional case funding statistics
The MOJ has published its first report on exceptional case funding.
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President challenges government over legal aid
Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division, has ruled that the Court would be ...
State funding family cases after Q v Q; Re B; Re C  EWFC 31
Funding familyproceedingsIn Q v Q; Re B; Re C  EWFC 31,  2 FLR (forthcomi...
Obtaining exceptional funding under LASPO – is it worth applying? (Yes)
Carol Storer, Legal Aid Practitioners Group
Tom Royston, Garden Court North
Four family law applications for exceptional case funding have been granted between April and June 2014
Obtaining exceptional funding under LASPO – is it worth applying? (Ye...
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