Social welfare law: what the public wants from civil legal aid
The Foundation has supported the Legal Action Group (LAG) to carry out two public opinion surveys conducted by GfK NOP on the public’s views on civil legal aid services. In November 2010, LAG published What Is Fair?. On 5th March 2012, LAG published a follow-up poll, Social welfare law: what the public wants from civil legal aid. This second publication was launched to coincide with the report stage of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill in the House of Lords. The results of the poll capture just how robust public support is for free legal advice services and how the government is in danger of ignoring the strong views of the public in its plans to cut much of civil legal aid.