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MPs? caseloads will bear the brunt of legal aid cuts

PUBLISHED March 14, 2012

MPs will face a ?rising tide of need? from constituents with unmet legal needs if the government?s legal aid cuts are implemented, according to a report published today by the Young Legal Aid Lawyers (YLAL) group.

The study warns that increasing numbers of people are turning to their MPs for help with legal problems in the absence of free advice elsewhere. Yet MPs themselves face increasing difficulties identifying sources of free advice to refer their constituents to.

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