The report ‘Meeting the information needs of litigants in person’, commissioned by the Civil Justice Council from Law for Life’s Advicenow team followed the 2011 Civil Justice Council report ‘Access to Justice for Litigants in Person’. The report makes three key recommendations: - Put litigants in person at the centre of legal information production, - Fill topic gaps by producing effective LiP focused materials, - Build the capacity and expertise of those involved in producing public legal information. It includes a practical quick start guide on how to produce LIP-centred public legal information, drawing on best practice and lessons from other sectors and jurisdictions. Also interesting for many will be the individual survey responses from judges and litigants in person contained in the appendices. Law for Life welcomes feedback on the report and suggestions for future additions. You can get in touch here: https://www.advicenow.org.uk/contact
Rights without remedies: legal aid and access to justice for children - report from Coram Children’s Legal Centre
Since the measures in the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (LASPO) came into force in April 2013, at least 6,000 children each year have been left without access to free legal advice and representation in many areas of civil law – some estimates are as high as 15,000...
Law for Life has launched a new teaching guide – Section 21 eviction notices: learning about the process and developing strategies for dealing with private rented housing problems. This resource, intended for use with intermediaries in community organisations, focuses on the development of legal capability. We have used these materials with particular groups, such as migrants or people in receipt of social security benefits, who are more likely to be affected by poor housing conditions and unlawful evictions, and are least likely to report disrepair or rogue landlords.