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Family Law Within Legal Aid Cuts: Can Justice Be Done?

Access to justice by way of a fair trial is being severely restricted by the rising number of estranged couples representing themselves in family court disputes because of inadequate provisions to legal aid.

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Children’s justice under threat

New figures released by the Ministry of Justice show that 13% of all children under 18 who currently receive help with legal costs will lose out under the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders (LASPO) Bill, due to return to the House of Commons on Tuesday 17th April after suffering a number of defeats in the House of Lords.

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Resolution statement on Government amendments to Legal Aid Bill

According to Resolution, the Government has accepted calls to adopt the police’s widely used definition of what constitutes domestic violence (the ACPO definition) in its Legal Aid and Sentencing Bill.

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