Family courts face collapse – LegalVoice

Posted June 13th, 2013 in domestic violence, family courts, legal aid, litigants in person, news by sally

“The family courts were under unprecedented pressure in the month following the introduction of the LASPO cuts which removed legal aid from most family cases, reports Jon Robins. Cafcass, which looks after the interests of children involved in family proceedings, reported that in May there were a total of 5,061 new private law cases ‘representing the highest ever month on record’. The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 removed legal aid for all family cases except where was evidence of domestic violence as of April.”

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LegalVoice, 13th June 2013