Legal Aid cutbacks – Law Hound offers a solution
When did Legal Aid start?
Legal Aid started in 1948 with the aim that legal aid should be available so that people with “modest” means would be able to afford to take legal advice and to make a level the playing field for accessing justice.
Access to Justice?
Since the 1990’s legal aid for a whole range of legal advice has been gradually cut back. There are quite a few things you can still get legal aid to provide you with legal advice and help. Law Hound and Legal Aid.
Further Legal Aid cuts in 2013
The problem is that from April 2013 we’ll see further cuts being made so that who can get legal aid and what type of case and the areas of law and legal advice it will cover will be drastically reduced. The many limits on legal aid will result in many solicitors’ firms with traditionally higher overheads not being able to continue offering it to clients. Indeed many firms have already dropped legal aid due to the many restrictions placed on it.
Where will Legal Aid be cut?
For example, there generally won’t be legal aid for legal advice for:-
– family problems like divorce
– business issues
– most tenancy agreements
– employment problems
– making Wills
– most welfare and debt matters (unless the home is at immediate risk)
Even the legal aid funding that was available for organisations providing legal advice, like the CAB has been cut.
Maximise your legal budget with Law Hound
If you think you will need legal advice it means making sure you make the most out of any budget you’ve got. Legal aid may have gone but leading online legal provider Law Hound other opportunities for obtaining quality legal advice and legal help.
Law Hound has a long history of providing affordable legal advice. We maximise your budget for legal advice and we’ve produced a great range of legal advice guides and documents that mean you can read up on your issue/problem so you understand the basic facts before you pay any lawyer for legal advice.
Law Hound’s Law Guides
Our guides provide professional quality legal advice sensibly written by specialist qualified lawyers with practical experience. They are easy to use and very affordable – priced from under £5. a great alternative way to get affordable legal advice.
What do you get?
A professional legal advice guide that you know contains all what you need to know about its subject you have chosen. It’s in an easy to follow style and, unlike trying to trawl the internet for legal advice (which may have been posted by your postman based on their own experiences which won’t be the same as yours) you can read it knowing it’s up-to-date practical legal advice written by lawyers.
This means that before you even consider making an initial appointment with a lawyer you may have found the answers to the questions you have anyway.
If you do need to instruct a solicitor on a legal matter or for court litigation Law Hound’s guides will help you cut down your costs. You’ll already have the basic information and that this means you can go straight to asking the questions that you need the answers to so you can make the most of your legal advice budget.