What's Wrong with Legal Aid? Lessons from Outside the UK
UCD; University College London
University of Westminster - School of Law
Civil Justice Quarterly, Vol. 25, pp. 80-98, 2006
The UK spends more per capita on legal aid than any other country in the world, yet appears to reap little benefit from the expenditure in terms of reduction of criminality or disputes. Much of the drive towards spending seems to derive from lawyer generated demand. The paper examines possible ways of improving results and reducing expenditures by looking at examples from other countries.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 19
Keywords: legal aid, law firms, lawyers
JEL Classification: J44Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: December 6, 2006
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