Briefing: Legal Aid Bill amendments

By:   Published: February 2012


Summary

These amendments would:

  • enable people to obtain advice where their right to occupy their home has been terminated for reasons entirely beyond their control and for which they bear no responsibility.
  • ensure that, where the loss of the home is threatened due to non-payment of the rent or mortgage, advice and casework can be provided to address an underlying benefits problem causing or contributing to the arrears.

  • ensure that legal aid continues to be available for people needing to pursue a damages claim in cases of harassment.

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