Understanding Legal Aid
A Practical Guide to Public Funding Schemes
This is a quick reference guide to the various types of public funding available and the context in which they operate. The emphasis is on the practical implementation of the schemes and wherever possible tactical advice and checklists are provided. The book covers both civil and criminal legal aid schemes and provides useful insights into other services performed by the Legal Services Commission, such as the Community Legal Service and Public defender Service. It also includes cross-references to official sources of information for other areas. Written by a leading consultant and a specialist practitioner, "Understanding Legal Aid" is a readable, easy to understand guide to doing legal aid work, applicable equally to solicitors, the not-for-profit sector and the Bar.
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'A clear and succinct guide that can sit by your desk and answer all those frequent niggling questions across the whole range of the legal aid system. I don't know how I have managed without it until now.' Legal Aid Review 'A very useful reference guide for practitioners.' The Practical Lawyer, April 2006