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Access to justice for disadvantaged communities

Marjorie Mayo, Gerald Koessl, Matthew Scott, and Imogen Slater


Access to justice for all, regardless of the ability to pay, has been a core democratic value. But this basic human right has come under threat through wider processes of restructuring, with an increasingly market-led approach to the provision of welfare. Professionals and volunteers in Law Centres in Britain are struggling to provide legal advice and access to welfare rights to disadvantaged communities. Drawing upon original research, this unique study explores how strategies to safeguard these vital services might be developed in ways that strengthen rather than undermine the basic ethics a ... More

Keywords: social justice, welfare rights, disadvantaged communities, professional values

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781447311027
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447311027.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marjorie Mayo, author

Gerald Koessl, author

Matthew Scott, author