Alternative Methods of Delivering Legal Services
Legal aid franchising in advice agencies without solicitors
Gillian Bull and John Seargeant
'Well worth reading'
Journal of Environmental Law
Law centres and advice agencies have long stated that one of their strengths is their ability to adopt a flexible approach to solving legal problems because they can use a variety of approaches to the provision of legal services.
This study is an evaluation of 11 projects which were aiming to provide legal services in an 'alternative' way: through the provision of written advice services; specialist support to front-line advice workers; and the identification of test cases.
The main issues addressed are:
- what are the benefits and costs of the methods of delivery and is it possible to replicate them in other settings ?
- to what extent are they able to meet the Lord Chancellor's objectives for legal services?
- should legal aid be extended to cover funding of these methods of providing legal services?
£9.95 paperback ISBN 0 85374 672 9
1996 88 pages 210 x 149mm
Report number 809