Family Law Week: No specialist lawyers available to Citizens Advice Bureau clients following legal aid cuts


Nine out of ten Citizens Advice Bureaux (92 per cent) are finding it difficult to refer people to the specialist legal advice they need since cuts to legal aid came into effect last year, the charity has found.

Citizens Advice is reporting it is now extremely hard to get legal aid concerning issues such as relationship breakdown, housing or employment disputes. Where limited provision of legal aid remains people have to meet very stringent criteria. The length of time it takes to get legal aid means people’s situations often become far worse than they would have had there been earlier intervention.

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

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One Response to Family Law Week: No specialist lawyers available to Citizens Advice Bureau clients following legal aid cuts

  1. towardchange says:

    Top judge authorises court to cover legal aid in challenge to government
    Sir James Munby directs court service to pay for lawyers the Legal Aid Agency refused to provide to ensure justice is done. http://www.theguardian.com/law/2014/aug/06/top-judge-authorises-court-legal-aid-challenge-government

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