Law students Help Ease Pressures at Local Court
  • 19th May 2016
  • Article written by Emma Palmer
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In recent years, the UK Government has significantly cut civil legal aid in areas such as housing, family and welfare benefits, aiming to ease the strain on the deficit.

The cuts have been opposed by many, including lawyers, who have raised concerns that they could leave the most vulnerable unrepresented in court and undermine the civil justice system.

Over 30 students studying Law at Canterbury Christ Church University will, from 16 May, work with Canterbury Combined Court to assist unrepresented court users find useful information, help them fill out court forms and take notes in their hearing.

Emma Palmer, an Associate Solicitor in our family department has been helping out with one of the first training sessions for students. The link below will give you a bit more info on what its about.