New survey of magistrates highlights serious concerns about self-representation in court.
Just 55% of available legal aid advice on housing cases was used last year.
Surprising lack of use of legal aid advice coincides with confusion about availability and fewer providers.
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Legal aid cuts mean many people in family courts proceedings are no longer eligible to financial support.
Judges have called the CPS’s work: ‘an awful mess’, ‘unacceptable’, and that there is a ‘real risk of miscarriage of justice.
Staffing cuts to witness support teams are taking their toll.
A serious drugs trial falls through after CPS fails to disclose evidence in time.
Private companies are increasingly failing to bring prisoners for their day in court.
Two sexual offence trials faced administrative problems earlier this year.
Last year more than 1,210 crown court trials fell through because of basic court administration errors.
A Bureau investigation finds increased failings in prosecuting crimes as hundreds of lawyers are cut.
HMIC report backs up Bureau’s research on impact of cuts on police forces in England and Wales.
Morale hits all time low as forces lose up to 12% of officers and more than 20% of support staff.
The Bureau’s data for its investigation into the impact of cuts on the police.
Hanging on the telephone: How some police forces keep emergency callers waiting.
Bureau investigation reveals the impact of cuts to the thin blue line.
System revealed by the Bureau described as ‘not compatible with British justice’.