Justice for the Rich: Have Changes to the Way Criminal Legal Aid is Awarded Undermined Access to Justice?

Anderson, Rhys (2020) Justice for the Rich: Have Changes to the Way Criminal Legal Aid is Awarded Undermined Access to Justice? Sunderland Student Law Journal, 1. pp. 21-29. ISSN 2634 -193X

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Abstract

This article explores the effect that austerity-oriented public policy has had on access to justice in England and Wales, specifically in regard to the way in which legal aid is administered in criminal cases following the implementation of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012. The purpose of this paper is to explore the view, now, that only those with the means to fund their own legal representation are recipients of ‘true’ justice. While others, who would have previously relied on legal aid to pay for representation, are now having to represent themselves in court.

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: Leah Maughan
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2020 13:09
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2020 09:52
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/12053

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