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Advice and support for victims of domestic violence

The government has taken steps to enable more victims of domestic abuse to access legal help. The snappily named ‘Legal Aid and Sentencing Punishment of Offenders Act’ (LASPOA) removed legal aid for private family law matters save in circumstances where there is evidence of domestic abuse or child abuse…read more

Born Fighter – Jenny Beck

I never tire of the fight. I’m probably the most tenacious person you’ll ever meet.’ So declares Jenny Beck, serial campaigner and access-to-justice evangelist….read more of Jenny’s interview

Discussing Legal aid with DfID

Until the Legal Aid Act 1949 there was no legal aid available in civil cases, the majority of the population had no option but to rely on pro bono services for advice and representation. The pro bono movement is important in the story of the development of legal aid..read more