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More support funded for those representing themselves in court

The Ministry of Justice has announced that £3.1 million in funding will be provided to not for profit organisations across the country to provide free legal support in an effort to ensure better advice and clear guidance for those without legal representation in court. The support is a joint initiative with the Access to Justice Foundation.

The announcement states that in addition to helping litigants in person to understand legal processes and their rights within them, there will also be practical support throughout the duration of proceedings.

The funding is part of the MOJ's Legal Support Action Plan.

The MOJ has already awarded over £500,000 to national charities through this grant, delivering:

Around £270,000 of the grant has been diverted for emergency support to several organisations providing vital expert advice to litigants in person, ensuring they can continue to offer their services during the coronavirus pandemic.

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19/8/20