Civil Justice Quarterly, Vol. 25, pp. 80-98, 2006
19 Pages Posted: 6 Dec 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.
Keywords: legal aid, law firms, lawyers
JEL Classification: J44
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Flood, John and Whyte, Avis, What's Wrong with Legal Aid? Lessons from Outside the UK. Civil Justice Quarterly, Vol. 25, pp. 80-98, 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=949594