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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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    Abstract

    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.

    Item Type: Article
    Themes: Subjects / Themes > K Law > K Law (General)
    Subjects outside of the University Themes
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
    Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Social Justice Research
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Social Policy
    Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 00472794
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    Depositing User: H Kenna
    Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2007 14:04
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:44
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/7

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