Law for Life - LASPO review
Published 12/10/2018 by Roisin O'Connell
A review has been published by the public legal education organisation Law for Life in which they look into the impact of LASPO and the ways that legal information can be enhanced within communities.
Law for Life have recently published their Legal Aid,Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (LASPO) review submission. In their submission, Law for Life examines the effects of LASPO in the context of the general population’s knowledge of the legal system and how it has been affected by the decrease of available legal aid and legal advisers.
The public legal education organisation suggests several ways in which to enhance accessible ways to improve our legal education and knowledge; virtual tools, legal education delivery strategies, digital education and increased support for ‘trusted intermediaries’ such as community workers and support workers.
The report also highlights the number of people in the UK who are unaware of their rights in the legal system and the low percentage of people who are aware of how the legal process works with ‘only 25% of people claiming to know their legal position completely’.
Law for Life’s full report on how LASPO’s implementation has restricted access to justice can be found here