- Steve Wilson, Steve Wilsonformer Principal Lecturer, Northumbria University, Newcastle
- Helen Rutherford, Helen RutherfordSenior Lecturer and Solicitor, Northumbria University, Newcastle
- Tony StoreyTony StoreySenior Lecturer, Northumbria University, Newcastle
- and Natalie WortleyNatalie WortleyAssociate Professor of Law, Northumbria University, Newcastle
This chapter addresses the issues and arguments surrounding access to justice. The chapter considers the recent changes and proposed changes to legal aid provision. There is an outline of the basic principles relating to public funding in both civil and criminal cases. Different methods of funding civil legal representation are discussed including CFAs and DBAs. Organisations involved in giving legal advice include Citizens’ Advice Bureaux and law centres are also included in the discussion about the availability of legal advice.