Archive for the ‘access to justice’ Category

Evaluating Change in the Legal Services Market

Friday, November 16th, 2012 at 12:06

(Do they look very different from the standard pictures of law firm partners?) The Legal Services Board has published two new and related papers, which everyone interested in legal services should read. The first is “Market Impacts of the Legal Services Act 2007–Baseline Report 2012“. It looks at the entire market from the perspectives of […]






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Why Do We Want Legal Aid?

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011 at 14:55

(thanks to legalservices.gov.uk) The financial crisis has put a tremendous burden on ordinary people as they tackle debt, housing foreclosures, and more. Finance has particularly difficult rules which makes it hard for anyone to deal with these problems. Expert help is usually needed, but it’s not cheap. This is where legal aid is supposed to […]






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How Is Access to Essential Services Guaranteed?

Friday, January 29th, 2010 at 01:20

(Thanks to Daily Telegraph) Since my visit to CES in Coimbra, Portugal recently I’ve been thinking about the changing landscape of access to justice. For me the formal state system of courts has assumed a much less dominant role in the last 10 to 15 years. And even though legal aid in the UK has […]






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