Civil areas of work

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During the financial year 2005/06 we spent over £500 million on publicly funded family legal proceedings. This provided funding for almost 140,000 cases.

In the same year, we spent an additional £13.7 million funding family mediation. This helped almost 21,500 people to try to manage their relationship breakdown without going to court.

Legal aid providers should visit these pages for:

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Immigration and asylum

We are working to increase access to advice for immigration and asylum clients.

This section describes our immigration policy for legal aid cases.

Legal aid providers should visit these pages for guidance on:

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Social welfare

Social welfare law covers:

We are working to provide integrated services in these areas by setting up Community Legal Advice Centres and Networks.

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Mental health and other civil areas

Our work in these areas covers:

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Specialist Support

This service is for legal aid providers.

We fund nine Specialist Support organisations to provide a second tier, expert service in civil categories of law to eligible organisations.

Specialist Support covers:

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Last updated: 27 June 2008

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