Halsbury’s Law Exchange today releases its state of the nation report on legal aid and litigants in person. Entitled “Can we safeguard access to Justice” this report is released in advance of the forthcoming Halsbury’s Law Exchange Debate on 22nd September: The future of legal aid and litigants in person: can we safeguard access to justice?
The report looks at the state of legal aid provision in the UK currently, and the view from numerous parties affected by recent changes. It also raises interesting questions for the legal sector to consider: regarding future use of technology and changing business practices.
Expert content in the report includes:
- A brief history legal aid: from its beginnings to LASPO and today’s situation
- Views from the practitioner bodies explaining the main challenges and opportunities brought about by the cuts to legal aid
- What do the courts see every day, as a result of cuts?
- The stories of those affected most – the members of the public who rely upon legal aid
- Writer Julian Sayarer looks forward and speaks with those working tirelessly to drive change and improve access to justice.
With a foreword by Joshua Rozenberg QC, this report is the perfect introduction to the Halsbury’s Law Exchange debate. This important debate is a chance to make your voice heard, listen to the experts debate the key issues, and help to shape policy recommendations for the protection of legal aid.