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The Legal Aid Market: Challenges for Publicly Funded Immigration and Asylum Legal Representation

Jo Wilding

Abstract

Even though legal aid is available for people seeking asylum, there is uneven access to advice across Britain. Based on empirical research, this book offers fresh thinking on what has gone wrong in the legal aid market. It presents a rare picture of the barristers, solicitors and caseworkers practising immigration law in charities and private firms. In doing so, this book examines supply and demand and illuminates what constitutes high-quality legal aid work/provision, subsequent conflicts with financial rationality and how practitioners resolve these issues. Challenging existing legal aid pol ... More

Keywords: Legal aid, Legal advice, Access to justice, Asylum and immigration, Legal aid market, Marketisation, Public services

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781447358497
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447358497.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jo Wilding, author
University of Brighton