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Legal aid eligibility to be widened for people 'at risk' - eventually

19th October 2022

Law Gazette

Thousands of domestic abuse victims and tenants facing eviction will be able to access free legal advice and representation under changes announced by the government yesterday – however, the additional support will not kick in immediately.

The Ministry of Justice said domestic abuse victims will be able to obtain legal advice through new protection orders and notices. Police will be able to issue a notice requiring the perpetrator to leave the victim’s home and courts will be able to issue orders imposing longer-term protections. Doctors will be allowed to submit letters of evidence for legal aid applications following a phone or video consultation.

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