Public are giving up on the law, survey reveals

07 Feb 2020

Many people give up and are living with injustice, the Law Society said, following a legal needs survey.

“Every year, fewer people are financially eligible for legal aid”, Law Society president Simon Davis said, with the means test remaining static for more than 10 years now.

The Society in conjunction with the Legal Services Board commissioned the legal needs survey of 38,633 adults which found six in 10 adults in in England and Wales had a legal issue in the last four years.

The survey was conducted online by YouGov, taking in 34 different types of legal issues based on data collected online early last year.

Unsurprisingly, the survey revealed overwhelming public support for legal aid, with 92 per ce...

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