What are the outcomes of receiving legal aid, and how do they vary by the type of service and time at which they were provided? What are the long-term outcomes for those who access and those who do not, but are eligible for legal aid?

Background

We want to improve the way people are supported in their interactions with the justice system, to target timely and efficient resolutions that lead to positive and sustainable outcomes for all parties involved.

Next steps

We can be contacted at the following email address: evidence_partnerships@justice.gov.uk.

Source

This question was published as part of the set of ARIs in this document:

Areas of research interest

Related UKRI funded projects


  • Affordable Legal Advice

    "Advice agencies, support providers, clearinghouses and public legal education providers all exist to help people when they need support to solve their legal problems. However, accessing this complex network of supp...

    Funded by: Innovate UK

    Lead research organisation: Etic Lab Llp

    Why might this be relevant?

    The project focuses on improving access to legal advice and support, which may indirectly affect the outcomes of receiving legal aid.

  • Social Welfare and Immigration Legal Aid: Mapping need, provision and accessibility

    Legal advice is vital to accessing asylum or immigration status and many social and welfare rights such as housing, welfare benefits, and community care. Yet access to legal advice has been affected by legal aid changes ...

    Funded by: ESRC

    Lead research organisation: University of Sussex

    Why might this be relevant?

    The project examines access to legal advice across the UK, which may provide insights into the outcomes of receiving legal aid.

  • Droughts and Deserts: immigration legal aid in UK social policy

    High quality, free legal advice is critical for ensuring that people seeking asylum receive the protection they need; there is also a public interest in ensuring that any public service is cost-effective and of adequate ...

    Funded by: ESRC

    Lead research organisation: University of Brighton

    Why might this be relevant?

    The project investigates the supply side of the market for asylum and immigration legal aid services, which may indirectly affect the outcomes of receiving legal aid.

  • Language of DIY Justice: Communication practices & processes

    The project explores the language of DIY Justice by focusing on communication as an inherent part of court hearings as well as court processes and procedures. Since cuts to legal aid in 2013, an increasingly high number ...

    Funded by: AHRC

    Lead research organisation: Birmingham City University