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Personal Support Unit – Bristol Civil Justice Centre

Date:13 APR 2015
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Law Reporter

In the post-legal aid reforms era of Family Justice litigants in person face an ever-increasing struggle to navigate the world of family law without professional representation. The use of Personal Support Units (PSU) in civil justice centres across the country is gaining momentum as more and more units have opened and are engaging in providing support to those unable to afford legal assistance.

In January 2014 a new Personal Support Unit was opened at the Bristol Civil Justice Centre and Paul Bryson was recruited to establish a team of volunteers and co-ordinate the service. The Family Law team at Jordans went to meet with him to find out a bit more about the work that the unit does.

The work of a volunteer varies greatly on a day-to-day basis and ranges from answering straight forward questions assisting with filling out...

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