Priya Palanivel talks to the Observer about the legal aid bill currently being debated in the house of lords which could force a substantial increase in the numbers of people ending up in the family courts without lawyers or any proper advice.

Priya Palanivel, a family law solicitor at Goodman Ray, is concerned about the impact the new legislation will have in such cases: “It is not child-focused, nor is it family-focused. Practitioners are pulling their hair out about what they’re going to do. The whole bill flies in the face of an ‘access to justice’ ethos.”

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