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Post by Admin on Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:50 am

New figures show that access to justice is increasingly being limited to the rich. Over the last five years, government figures show that the number of legal aid providers in England and Wales has dropped by 20%. And this means that thanks to Conservative government cuts, there are thousands of people who can no longer access justice for issues such as housing, domestic abuse, benefit appeals and immigration cases.
Cuts, cuts and more cuts

The Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (Laspo) came into force in 2012. Its aim was to cut £350m from the legal aid bill. Five years later and Laspo is having an impact. Because the fall in legal aid providers corresponds with the introduction of the Act.

https://www.thecanary.co/uk/2017/09/20/theresa-mays-government-accused-making-justice-available-privileged/
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Re: justice available to only ‘the privileged few’

Post by Absolut on Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:50 am

When access to justice is cut people tend to take the law into their own hands. Sad
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Re: justice available to only ‘the privileged few’

Post by Brutus on Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:57 am


Not only there are actually worse laws but also it is more difficult to access any kind of legal help.
This has been a trend since 2010, the result is a much worse civic position for the affected but giving only "half" of the impression of the real repressive effect.
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