As state spending on legal services has come under pressure, so toohas state commitment to equal access to justice. This volume bringstogether experts from around the world to look at what happens whenthe notion that justice should be available to everyone, regardlessof means, is challenged.
- Explores the impact that increasing pressure on state spendingonlegal services, and lower universal welfare provision have on theconcept of "justice for all."
- Draws together original research from leading contributors todebates about access to justice from Australia, the United Statesand Europe.
- Covers unrepresented litigants, public defenders, self-helplegal services, state- and market-based alternatives to legal aid, and the adaptation of common law court procedures to aboriginalculture, among other topics.
- Emphasises the tensions between efficiency, equality andjustice.
- Published in association with the prestigious Journal of Law& Society.