How legal aid cuts are putting strain on the family courts

Richardson, Kayliegh (2016) How legal aid cuts are putting strain on the family courts. The Conversation.

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Abstract

This article discusses the fact that it has been over three years since the coalition government introduced drastic cuts to legal aid. During that time, much has been written about the impact of those cuts on members of the public attempting to access justice in their family cases.

But there has been another victim of these cuts: the family court system itself. It is currently bulging under pressure from both an increase in applicants who have been forced to represent themselves in family proceedings and also from a rise in applications for injunctions linked to domestic violence.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: legal aid; family courts; domestic violence; litigants in person
Subjects: M100 Law by area
M200 Law by Topic
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > School of Law
Depositing User: Kayliegh Richardson
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2017 09:59
Last Modified: 08 May 2017 19:40
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/29202

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