Proxy models of legal need: can they contribute to equity of access to justice?
Baker, DJ and Barrow, S 2006, 'Proxy models of legal need: can they contribute to equity of access to justice?' , Journal of Social Policy, 35 (2) , pp. 267-282.
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Prioritisation of cases and resources as a means of rationing the limited legal aid budget has recently become a feature of access to justice in the UK. This article explores the utility of devising proxymodels of ‘legal need’ as a means of enabling the rational and equitable planning of legal services in these circumstances. Different conceptual and methodological approaches are considered, highlighting preliminary development work in Scotland. The likelihood of developing ‘legal needs’ measures that promote equity of access to appropriate legal services is discussed in the light of problems with defining ‘legal need’ and the diversity of services available for the resolution of legal problems.
|Themes:||Subjects / Themes > K Law > K Law (General)
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|Schools:||Schools > College of Health & Social Care
Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences Research
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Social Policy|
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Depositing User:||H Kenna|
|Date Deposited:||27 Jul 2007 13:04|
|Last Modified:||29 Oct 2015 00:35|
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