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What's Wrong with Legal Aid? Lessons from Outside the UK

Civil Justice Quarterly, Vol. 25, pp. 80-98, 2006

19 Pages Posted: 6 Dec 2006  

John Flood

Griffith University - Griffith Law School; University College London; University of Westminster - School of Law

Avis Whyte

University of Westminster - School of Law

Abstract

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

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

John A. Flood (Contact Author)

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Avis Whyte

University of Westminster - School of Law ( email )

4 Little Titchfield Street
London, England W1W 7UW
United Kingdom

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