Briefing: Legal Aid Bill Lords 2nd Reading

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Summary

Far from encouraging early resolution of legal problems, these cuts will encourage unnecessary court proceedings as people are denied the legal advice that allows them to resolve problems outside of the courts. The Bill will reduce the opportunity for early intervention, which is often highly effective in resolving housing and other social welfare problems before they escalate to crisis point.

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