Only one in ten respondents to government survey used a solicitor to resolve their dispute

Lone parents, the unemployed, and those households with a below average annual income are the most likely to experience multiple legal problems, according to the Ministry of Justice, which is considering the provision of legal support following introduction of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act.

The ministry’s delayed Legal Problem and Resolution Survey 2014/15 revealed that one in three adults experienced at least one legal problem. Half of those experienced multiple legal issues.

Of those who e...

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