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The rise and decline of criminal legal aid in England and Wales (2017)
Book Chapter
Smith, T., & Cape, E. (2017). The rise and decline of criminal legal aid in England and Wales. In A. Flynn, & J. Hodgson (Eds.), Access to Justice and Legal Aid: Comparative Perspectives on Unmet Legal Need (63-86). (1). Hart Publishing

In this chapter we argue, with regret, that the prospects for criminal legal aid in England and Wales are bleak. We begin by tracing the development of the modern system of criminal legal aid, from its inception as an essential element of the welfare... Read More about The rise and decline of criminal legal aid in England and Wales.