No ACCESS TO JUSTICE

Reporting how legal advice deserts fail refugees, migrants and our communities

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The Report

The aim of this research was to review and map provision and demand for free and low-cost immigration legal advice throughout the UK. It included legal aid and all levels of non-legal aid provision.

REGIONAL BREAKDOWNS

REGIONAL BREAKDOWNS

RECOMMENDATIONS

This research has exposed the very severe shortage of immigration and asylum legal advice in many parts of the UK, even for the limited range of matters which remains in scope in England and Wales.

The shortage threatens to frustrate both the WideningDispersal and National Transfer Schemes which aim to ensure that people seeking sanctuary are accommodated more evenly through all parts of the UK.

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Recommendations are aimed:

  • Home Office
  • Ministry of JusticeLegal Aid (England & Wales)
  • Legal Aid (Scotland)
  • Legal Services Agency (Northern Ireland)
  • Local AuthoritiesFunders & Other Organisations
  • Legal & Voluntary Sector Response

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Get in touch

If you have a question about the Access to Justice report or would like to know more, please email Carol at Refugee Action.

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