Jeremy Sutton was recently asked to quote on the growing number of people who simply can’t afford legal representation and the consequences thereof, in particular the effect it has on families and children.  

 

The gap between those who can afford legal aid and those who can afford a lawyer is growing – leaving more and more people to fend for themselves in the courtroom.   New Zealand lawyers are echoing comments from the UK, that the civil justice system is unaffordable for most people.  

 

Law Society spokesman Andrew Beck said judges here have noted a growing number of people attempting to represent themselves.   Read the full article here.  

 

Excerpt from Newstalk ZB Staff, Section National, Publish Date Friday, 15 January 2016, 5:44AM Problems growing from unaffordable legal costs  


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