Children hit hardest by legal aid reform, says study – The Independent

Posted September 19th, 2011 in budgets, children, legal aid, news by tracey

“More than 200,000 children and young adults will be hit by heavy cuts to the legal aid budget, according to research. The Government plans to reduce spending on legal aid by £350m by removing it from most cases of family breakdown, medical negligence, immigration, debt and welfare benefit. Research by campaign group Sound Off for Justice suggests that 6,000 under-18-year-olds and 69,000 adults aged 18 to 24 will lose access to legal aid.”

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The Independent, 19th September 2011