Lawcast 124: Jacqui Gilliat, Barrister, on the problems arising out of the reduction of legal aid in family cases.

Lawcast 124: Jacqui Gilliat, Barrister, on the problems arising out of the reduction of legal aid in family cases.

Today I am talking to Jacqui Gilliat, Barrister, 4 Brick Court and author of the Bloody Relations and Family Law Week blogs about the proposed reduction in legal aid in family law cases.

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3 thoughts on “Lawcast 124: Jacqui Gilliat, Barrister, on the problems arising out of the reduction of legal aid in family cases.

  1. This was a really interesting podcast, thank you.

    Jacqui mentions that one way of guiding barristers in terms of work load is to have clear guidelines about how much prepping time should be set aside for a hearing or case; the implication being perhaps that there is never enough time to comprehensively research – is that right?

    If so, what does that indicate in terms of case handling and would the Family Bar then be better off merging with solicitor-advocates to ensure an all hands on deck approach?

  2. On what basis does a solicitor give an instruction to bin a case then? considering more time is needed to research a case. Shame this is not done on facts if we all stick to the facts.

  3. Sounds like justice is of no importance then?

    Lyndamac…. I am sure you know that facts and truth have no place in family law.I was told this by my solicitor on the first meeting.

    It reminds me of a case where 105 solicitors turned the case down due to the work involved, which left 6 children in the care of a pedophile ring, drugged, tortured, sold for sex, used in porn movies,sold for adoption without a care order.

    Remind me again why these people become solicitors and barristers.

    I have seen barristers deliberately throw cases, leaving no doubt of their collusion with criminals.

    Yesterday, I was offered money by a solicitor in a case, because I helped them understand the case better.

    Solicitor told me about the large amount of money received from LSC, which no doubt needs to be spent.

    I was insulted by the offer, because some poor victim needs it more than I.

    Solicitors and Barristers always talk money first, making it crystal clear to service users that law and justice are not really at the core of the profession.

    So much for the Oath.

    Then again the Oath is not to the service users, but to a corportaion, and corporations only exist for profit.

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