Access to Justice

Beyond the Policies and Politics of Austerity

Edited by: Ellie Palmer, Tom Cornford, Audrey Guinchard, Yseult Marique

Now available in paperback! Building on a series of ESRC funded seminars, this edited collection of expert papers by academics and practitioners is concerned with access to civil and administrative justice in constitutional democracies where, for the past decade, governments have reassessed their priorities for funding legal services by embracing 'new technologies' that reconfigure the delivery and very concept of legal services; cutting legal aid budgets; and introducing putative cost-cutting measures for the administration of courts, tribunals and established systems for the delivery of legal advice and assistance. Without underplaying the future potential of technological innovation, or the need for a fair and rational system for the prioritisation and funding of legal services, the book questions whether the absolutist approach to the dictates of austerity, and the promise of new technologies that have driven the Coalition Government's policy, can be squared with obligations to protect the fundamental right of access to justice in the unwritten constitution of the United Kingdom. [Subject: Constitutional & Administrative Law, Human Rights Law, Socio-Legal Studies, Legal Education]

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ISBN: 9781509921140

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