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Impact of our work: Legal Aid Cuts


National Impact: State of the Sector Report welcomed by The Low Commission

Richard Gutch, Secretary to the Low Commission on the Future of Advice and Legal Support, said:


We welcome this survey, which is the first to be published since the legal aid cuts were introduced. It will provide the Commission with valuable evidence to draw on as we develop a strategy for the future provision of Social Welfare Law advice. We would be interested to hear from others about how they are being affected by the cuts."

In the media: BBC Radio Linconshire

Natalie Byrom, member of the Centre and author of "The State of the Sector: The impact of cuts to civil legal aid on practitioners and their clients" interviewed on BBC Radio Linconshire Breakfast show as cuts to legal aid begin to be rolled out.

Listen to the interview here:

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In the media: The Guardian

Legal aid cuts 'will create advice deserts'

A report produced by the Centre for Human Rights in Practice which explores the impact of cuts to civil legal aid has received coverage in the Guardian.

These findings are indicative of the precarious state of the whole legal aid advice sector in this country at the moment. Urgent action is required to protect it. Without such action there will be terrible consequences for vulnerable people across the country and for our legal system itself." Patrick Torsney, founder of ilegal

To read the full article please click here.

In the media: Legal Futures

Not-for-profits eye charging for advice to survive LASPO

A report produced by the Centre for Human Rights in Practice which explores the impact of cuts to civil legal aid on the provision of legal advice in the UK has received coverage in Legal Futures.

Depending on how this is implemented, the move to a charging model could have drastic implications for the sector and the individuals it currently serves. For many not-for-profit providers, this would mark a departure into unknown territory." Natalie Byrom, Report author.

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In the media: The Law Society Gazette

Legal Aid 'deserts' warning

A report produced by the Centre for Human Rights in Practice has indicated that cuts to civil legal aid may result in the creation of 'advice deserts" across parts of England and Wales.

Legal advice services are most heavily concentrated in London and the south-east of England. But our survey found that it is the rest of the UK that will be disproportionately affected by reductions in legal advice services." Natalie Byrom, Report author.

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In the media: Housing Today

Advisors face redundancy due to legal aid cuts

Advisors giving guidance on housing, debt and welfare law are at the greatest risk of redundancy as a result of legal aid cuts, according to a study.

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In the media: Report featured by resident legal expert on ITV's "This Morning"

Marilyn Stowe, resident legal expert on ITV's "This Morning" featured the report on her blog.

People living in rural areas, children, the vulnerable and the disadvantaged were likely to be hardest hit by the cuts

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