Legal Aid Changes and Representation

   Changes to the legal aid system in England and Wales are leading many in the legal profession to expect  a rise in the number of people representing themselves in court. Restrictions have now been placed on the availability of legal aid available to people seeking a divorce or those involved in custody disputes. It is also being restricted in cases involving issues relating to immigration, debt and benefits. The changes, which came into force at the beginning of April, are an attempt by the UK Government to target Legal Aid financial resource for those who most need it. However it will lead those who cannot afford a lawyer to consider standing … Continue reading Legal Aid Changes and Representation