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‘DIY justice’ or vital reform – what do we know about legal aid?

Full Fact examines the claims and counter-claims about legal aid provision

In 'DIY justice' or vital reform – what do we know about legal aid? Full Fact has taken a closer look at some of the important claims referred to when the BBC's Panorama covered legal aid in March 2015.

Full Fact is an independent factchecking organisation. Its factchecks look at whether it is reasonable for people to trust the claims of politicians and journalists based on the available evidence. All sources referred to in the item are linked.

The report can be read here.

The FLBA has prepared a briefing paper on issues surrounding access to justice in the Family Court, to explain to candidates in the forthcoming election how changes to civil legal aid under the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) are causing injustice to many children and their families. The paper is here.

23/4/15