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Challenges for Publicly Funded Immigration and Asylum Legal Representation
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Even though legal aid is available for people seeking asylum, there is uneven access to advice across Britain.

Based on empirical research, this book offers fresh thinking on what has gone wrong in the legal aid market. It presents a rare picture of the barristers, solicitors and caseworkers practising immigration law in charities and private firms. In doing so, this book examines supply and demand and illuminates what constitutes high-quality legal aid work/provision, subsequent conflicts with financial rationality and how practitioners resolve these issues.

Challenging existing legal aid policy, this book presents innovative insights to ensure public service markets around the globe function well for all those involved.

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Assessing the impact of reform
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Originally introduced as a form of social welfare with near-universal eligibility, legal aid in the UK is now framed as a benefit external to the legal system and understood in primarily economic terms. This book is the first to evaluate the recent reforms of UK legal aid from a social policy perspective and assess their impact on family law courts and advocacy.

Written by experts in the field, it focuses on the rise in people representing their own legal case and argues that the reforms effectively ‘delawyerise’ disputes, producing a more inquisitorial justice system and impacting the litigants, court system, staff and process.

Arguing for a more holistic concept of the reforms, the book will be of relevance to students, academics, policy-makers, judges, campaigners and social workers, not just in England and Wales, but in other jurisdictions instituting cuts to their legal aid budgets, such as Australia, Scotland, France, and the Netherlands.

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This important volume steps beyond conventional legal approaches to sustainability to provide fresh insights into perhaps one of the most critical global challenges of our time.

Offering analysis of sustainability at land and sea alongside trade, labour and corporate governance perspectives, this book articulates important debates about the role of law. From impacts on local societies to domestic sustainable development policies and major international goals, it considers multiple jurisdictional levels.

With original, interdisciplinary research from experts in their legal fields, this is a rounded assessment of the complex interplay of law and sustainability—both as it is now and as it should be in the future.

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PART I Legal perspectives

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the way in protection from refoulement and has ‘its own progressive dynamic which leads human rights law just as much, if not more, than it follows human rights law’. 2 The situation of specific groups like trafficking victims and stateless persons has been addressed with new international agreements, a right of non-refoulement has been recognized in human rights law, regional legal instruments addressing the situation of refugees have been adopted and various states have either or both incorporated a constitutional right to asylum or passed their own laws

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Legal professionals are thought to have higher levels of mental health issues and lower levels of wellbeing than the general population.

Drawing on qualitative data from new research with legal practitioners, this in-depth study of mental health and wellbeing in the UK and Republic of Ireland’s legal sector is a timely contribution to the urgent international debate on these issues.

The authors present a comprehensive discussion of the cultural, structural and other causes of legal professionals’ compromised wellbeing. They explore the everyday demands and difficulties of the legal working environment and consider the impacts on individuals, the legal profession and wider society.

Making comparisons with systems overseas, this is an invaluable resource that provides evidence-based suggestions for swift and effective organisational and policy-related interventions in the legal sector.

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PART I The Legal Framework

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1 1 LEGAL AID IN CRISIS Introduced in England and Wales as part of the mid-20th-century move towards welfarism, legal aid is currently undergoing the most radical set of reforms in its 65-year history. This is part of a global shift. Many economically developed countries have embarked on sweeping reforms to legal aid, and this book considers the cuts in England and Wales in this context. Given the scale and nature of the shift in legal aid provision, the issue has received surprisingly little media attention. As we write this introductory chapter, most

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The meaning and importance of access to legal representation Access to legal representation refers to the ability of a defendant in a criminal case to talk privately with a lawyer. Such access can be very important for defendants because confronting a criminal charge in court is complicated. Rules of criminal procedure and the criminal codes that stipulate punishments and sentences are generally mysterious to laypeople. Criminal defence attorneys are professionals trained to understand legal systems and to provide confidential advice to people facing

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93 6 Legal Integrity and Recognition ‘That’s why I say the papers are very important for everything. Because they will change your life, you know? Your brain, everything is gonna be replaced. My brain is not relaxed to be honest. Everything is completely changed if you got a right to stay, everything. The people right here they have a right, I can’t do nothing. But hopefully everybody have it, hopefully one day I gonna have it.’ (Aslan, Afghanistan) Aslan came to the United Kingdom (UK) when he was 16, and for the first 18 months or so he was supported by

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