The Bar Council has got together with the FLBA and other specialist bar associations to produce a guide for litigants in person, to help those who find themselves unable to afford legal representation or advice. The Guiden contains sections about Family Law as well as other specific areas of law.
The Guide has been produced as the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (LASPO) comes into force, removing swathes of areas of law from the scope of legal aid, and leaving thousands of vulnerable people without access to legal representation. This represents the biggest cuts to civil legal aid since the system was introduced in 1949.
Our thanks go to FLBA committee members who have contributed their time and expertise to this project.