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The government has announced that it is to restrict the availability of legal aid for certain kinds of case.

This not only represents the latest attack on the poor by a Government of millionaires but also prejudices the Article 6 rights of those of limited means to achieve a fair hearing.

Campaign now to oppose the cuts in Legal Aid

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      • Sarah CollinsSarah Collins commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Combined with cuts to LA funding and end of FIF funded debt advice, next year there will be nowhere left to go for free legal advice, at a time when rising costs and benefit cuts are leaving more people struggling. More homelessness, more fuel poverty and more stress and health problems. Which costs the state more in the long term!

      • Rhiannon RRhiannon R commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        For the government of a developed nation to continuously make decisions that are not in the best interests of the majority of it's citizens reflects an abuse of the power they were given to speak our our behalf. Stop penalising the poor.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The gulf between rich & poor just keeps getting wider. We have to keep fighting for our rights & make ourselves heard.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The gulf between rich & poor just keeps getting wider. We have to keep fighting for our rights & make ourselves heard.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The gulf between rich & poor just keeps getting wider. We have to keep fighting for our rights & make ourselves heard.

      • NaomiNaomi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        These cuts must not be made, the government is meant to protect people, not make them more vulnerable.
        Justice will not be justice anymore if you have to be of certain background to afford it.

      • Rebecca HamiltonRebecca Hamilton commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        These cuts must not be made, the government is meant to protect people, not make them more vulnerable.
        Justice will not be justice anymore if you have to be of certain background to afford it.

      • Anya-Nicola DarrAnya-Nicola Darr commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        While the rich pay thousands for super injuntions the poor are left with no representation..some things not right or fair here!

      • JanJan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        You have to be practically starving on the street on order to get Legal Aid anyway, so a further cut would make so many people unable to ensure they get a fair hearing and a chance to defend themselves properly. Maybe also a sub-campaign should be to try and persuade lawyers to charge less than about £250 an hour!

      • Sue BarrSue Barr commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        More should be done to tackle the expenses claimed by the great and the good at the MOJ rather than attack the poor and the vulnerable. It is a false economy to withdraw legal help for the poor and I urge everyone affected to press the point at every opportunity to everyone and anyone in a position to change the Govt's mind as it appears is the case with the NHS.

      • mr. sim ilyasmr. sim ilyas commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The very concept of justice is impacted by the proposed restrictions. When citizens rights are at risk fiscal savings and austerity measures cannot be justified. Ever.

      • Kathryn BurgessKathryn Burgess commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Justice for All, not just if you can pay! These cuts attack the central tenet of a fair society. Legal Aid is vital in enabling the poorest, less able and most marginalised to access justice and seek recourse through the provision of specialist legal advice.

      • Mark BattenMark Batten commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Cuts to legal aid will result in the closure of advice centres, law centres and citizen advice bureaus. Hardworking families including lone parents will be hardest hit. Access to civil legal aid has already been severely restricted over the last few years. This is the death knell for civil legal aid.

      • AlexAlex commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        To cut legal aid is to cut the very essence of fair access to justice in our society.

      • Linda WrayLinda Wray commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Legal Aid is vital to allow those poorest and less able, to seek justice for themsleves with the help of specialist advice.

      • Peter GreenPeter Green commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        There is a statutory obligation on the courts, and all others who work with children, to work together and to give children's interests paramouncy.

        As a principle, and of particular relevance when all public services, including Legal Aid for Family Courts, are the subject of significant financial cuts, why isn’t Government itself required to make children’s interests paramount?

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