Date published: November 2014
Author(s): Jan Luba QC and Sara Stephens
Type: Use it or lose it
The campaign against the LASPO Act highlighted where funding was being cut, but it is just as important for everyone to be aware of the areas where civil legal aid remains. In the first of a series of articles, Jan Luba QC and Sara Stephens explain what legal aid is still available in the housing field and how advisers might help their clients make best use of it.
Introduction There is a widespread public perception (in some cases shared by advisers and community organisations) that legal aid is no longer available for anything other than criminal cases. Legal Action's new 'Use it or lose it' series will show that legal aid remains widely available in civil cases for many who need it, both to obtain advice and to take and defend legal proceedings. In this article, the authors use the term 'legal aid' to cover both legal help and civil legal aid representation, unless otherwise indicated. Any reader of the most recent annual statistics on legal aid ...
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