Submission to the Ministry of Justice Review of Civil Legal Aid

Curran, L. ORCID: 0000-0002-6371-2975, 2024. Submission to the Ministry of Justice Review of Civil Legal Aid. Nottingham: Nottingham Trent University.

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The legal aid system in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland is broken and ‎entrenching inequality. To use a medical analogy, it is hemorrhaging. No ‎amount of band aids, ‘bolt-ons’ or quick fixes, as have been tried, will stop it ‎from bleeding.

‎The legal aid system needs a total redesign informed by the significant body of ‎research that repeatedly make recommendations based on evidence but which ‎is largely ignored. A responsive civil legal aid system will require a deep root and branch reform ‎and re-envisioning of civil legal aid backed by statutory requirements for ‎access to justice. It will require a vision that is driven by the public benefit, and ‎which is properly evaluated and accountable.

Suggestions are made in the submission around how this might be done looking at other tested models and evidence based practice.

Item Type: Other
Alternative Title: Evidence - RoCLA consultation of the Government
Creators: Curran, L.
Publisher: Nottingham Trent University
Place of Publication: Nottingham
Date: 14 February 2024
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Law School
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 20 Feb 2024 10:17
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2024 11:53

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