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Cuts on public funding - the impact on the family courts


13/07/2012   By: Andrew Moore
The Government is introducing wide-ranging cuts to public funding (legal aid) from 1 April 2013. The majority of cases that were eligible for public funding may not be eligible next year. The effect will be an increase in people representing themselves at court due to an inability to pay legal fees.

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Transparency on legal fees


10/10/2011   By:
The chief Legal Ombudsman, Adam Sampson, has recently spoken to the Daily Telegraph about the problems surrounding legal fees. The Legal Ombudsman opened its doors on 6 October 2010 and is the body to whom clients can formally complain about their lawyers.

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