Cuts in legal aid could lead to ‘Jeremy Kyle justice’ in courts

The Irish News

“Proposed changes to how family law will be funded will result in “Jeremy Kyle style justice” in Northern Ireland’s courtrooms, a leading lawyer has warned.”

“The Department of Justice is proposing changes that would only permit one fixed legal aid fee of around £500 for parents to fight cases through the family courts. The current system allows multiple applications if needed.”

“Family law solicitor Sinead Larkin said David Ford’s proposals do not take into consideration the complexities involved and the impact on children and wider society if families are left unrepresented.”

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