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Applications for legal aid citing evidence of domestic violence rise sharply

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Up 50% on same period in 2015

  • The latest legal aid statistics show that there has been a sharp rise in the number of applications that cite evidence of domestic violence.

    Nearly 3,000 such applications were received in the last quarter (April - June 2016) up from around 2,000 on the same period last year. 75% of the applications were granted as against a 70% 'success' rate 12 months ago.

    The report also shows that the total bill for family legal aid last year was £531m of which £126M was spent on private law cases. Separately, £3m was spent on mediation covering 8,000 claims.

    The full report is available from the Gov.uk website here.


Published: 30/09/2016

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