Access to Justice

Restrictions to Legal Aid makes getting financial help for Civil Court cases very difficult. We are trying to collect evidence on the consequences for struggling households of not having access to free legal advice.

We know that more and more people are representing themselves in Court without knowing the ins and outs. We have produced an introductory leaflet for those thinking about representing themselves in Court. What are your experiences of self-representation?

Finally, the providers of legal services in Coventry are part of a competitive market for services, but we see little evidence that local law firms/law professionals are becoming more customer-friendly. What are your experiences of local legal service providers?

Tell us your story

Help us understand your experiences with getting access to justice, whether looking for legal representation, representing yourself or not getting the outcomes you wanted.

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