The Invisible | Legal Aid Fact #1

In preparation for The Invisible opening for previews next Friday, our friends and show sponsors of the production The Law Society have given us some facts (and one myth) about what cuts to the legal aid system mean. Here’s the first one – keep your eyes peeled as we release more in the lead up to Friday.

In the first quarter of 2014, 80% of all private family law cases had at least one party that was not represented. In around 30% of family law cases, neither party had any legal representation.

The National Audit Office in its report, Implementing the civil legal aid reforms, found the number of cases in which neither party in a family law case had representation had increased by 18,519 – around 30% of all cases. In the first quarter of 2014, 80% of all private family law cases had at least one party that was not represented.

*According to the Justice Select Committee report, March 2015.

The world premiere production of The Invisible by Rebecca Lenkiewicz runs from 3 July – 15 August here at the Bush, find out more about the play here.

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