Law Society Parliamentary Event Re Campaign for Early Advice

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27 Feb 2018
Dame Rosie Winterton, MP for Doncaster Central, met with representatives of the Law Society who were in Parliament to support a campaign calling for the Government to provide legal aid for early advice in family and housing law.

Since 2012, legal aid has not been available for most areas of early legal advice.

A lack of free early legal advice can cause problems to escalate unnecessarily, adding more pressure on public services, potentially increasing the burden on the courts, and increasing the cost to the public purse.

The lack of legal aid for early advice is a barrier to individuals accessing justice, which has a wider impact on the rule of law and the ability of individuals to access their rights.


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Rosie Winterton MP for Doncaster Central
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