10th July - Law News

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FOCUS OF THE DAY: The government has loosened a controversial restriction preventing some victims of domestic abuse from accessing legal aid. Domestic abuse victims currently have to provide evidence that abuse has taken place within the past 24 months in order to qualify for legal aid. A technical provision in the civil legal aid (procedure) regulations 2012 meant that when cases reached a final hearing, legal aid could be withdrawn if the evidence was considered to be out of date. Full story - The Law Society Gazette

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