Bring back legal aid for early advice by The Law Society

Early legal advice can stop a problem from escalating. Everyone knows that if you catch a problem early, you’re more likely to stop it getting worse. The same is true for legal problems – most of the time, these are easier, and cheaper, to address early on. Read more We are campaigning for legal aid to be re-introduced for early legal advice, particularly in family and housing law. In 2012. most areas of free or subsidised early legal advice were stopped by the government This has meant that people who can’t afford to pay for early legal advice are now left to address their problems alone – meaning that simple problems can get worse, and can create other unnecessary costs for the taxpayer.