Impact of the Legal Advice and Assistance Act, 1972


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To test certain hypotheses in relation to the extension of legal services under the Legal Advice and Assistance Act, 1972. In particular, the aim was to ascertain the nature and extent of `take-up' of the Green Form Advice and Assistance Scheme during its first year of operation (April 1973-April 1974).

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Variables Data relating to social characteristics of clients, (sex, income and capital, etc.) the nature of their legal problems, the identity of solicitors handling their cases and the nature of the work done under the scheme were collected from the payment claim forms lodged by solicitors with three Legal Aid Area Offices over a 12/13 month period.

No sampling (total universe)

One-stage stratified or systematic random sample

Matrimonial and criminal cases were allocated to one of ten categories, and of these, one in ten ma

Compilation or synthesis of existing material

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Creator University of Birmingham, Institute of Judicial Administration
Publisher UK Data Service
Publication Year 1981
Funding Reference Economic and Social Research Council
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Discipline Social Sciences
Spatial Coverage England