How legal aid cuts are putting strain on the family courts

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Abstract

This article discusses the fact that it has been over three years since the coalition government introduced drastic cuts to legal aid. During that time, much has been written about the impact of those cuts on members of the public attempting to access justice in their family cases. But there has been another victim of these cuts: the family court system itself. It is currently bulging under pressure from both an increase in applicants who have been forced to represent themselves in family proceedings and also from a rise in applications for injunctions linked to domestic violence.
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Conversation
Early online date23 Dec 2016
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 23 Dec 2016

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